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Sign a Petition to the President, Save Local Access to Quality Home Health Care Equipment

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

KHS asks you to join us in sending a message to the president!

 

As an industry we are working hard to serve Medicare beneficiaries in the best way possible, with local access to quality home health equipment. Please join us in petitioning the president to replace a flawed program (Competitive Bidding) with a sustainable one (Market Pricing Program). The following is the text from the petition:

On 01/30/13, CMS Announced  a new phase of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Bidding Program. Rates in Round 2 of DMEPOS Competitive Bidding are on average 45 % less than current fee schedule amounts and for mail-order diabetic supplies are on average 72 % less.

The current program is very harmful to small businesses and causing serious access issues for recipients. The rates offered are very low and will force small providers out of business.

The current rates are based on a convoluted methodology which pits small providers in a life or death situation.

As provider of DME, we are asking for your support to replace the current DME Competitive Bidding program with the industry-supported Market Pricing Program (MPP) (in the last Congress listed as H.R. 6490) which is a more sustainable alternative.

To add your name to the petition, click on the link below:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

Look for the petition entitled: “Replace the current DME Competitive Bidding program with the industry-supported Market Pricing Program (MPP)” and follow the prompts.

Thank you for making your views known to the president.

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