MED Group Slates Fly-in

Sept. 9-10 lobbying effort will support audit reform, binding bids bill.

The MED Group announced that it will host a legislative fly-in in conjunction with the American Association at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 9-10.

The focus of the fly-in will be to urge lawmakers to support H.R. 4920, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014 (aka, the Binding Bids Bill), and H.R. 5083, the Medicare DMEPOS Audit Improvement and Reform (AIR) Act of 2014.

A pre-meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the W Hotel to provide legislative leave-behind information and the list of appointments with legislators set up for the Sept. 10 meetings. Capitol Hill meetings will run from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

“The binding bid bill (H.R. 4920) and the audit bill (H.R. 5083) are two areas that will aid all DME providers in regard to competitive bidding and audits”, stated Jeff Woodham, senior vice president and general manager for The MED Group. “AAHomecare has worked with a number of industry stakeholders to get these bills introduced. The MED Group is excited to host the legislative fly-in to move these bills forward so that all DME providers can operate in a healthier industry. This legislative fly-in is open to all DME providers so that industry stakeholders can show solidarity on these issues.”

“AAHomecare is excited to lend their support to this effort by helping spread the word, and managing the appointment process, much in the fashion of our annual Washington legislative conferences,” said AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan. “

To register, call The MED Group at (800) 825-5633 to speak with a customer support representative.

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