Industry Prepares for Fast-Approaching AAHomecare Washington Conference

At the top of the May 25-26 event’s agenda are efforts to drive support for legislation that would delay next round of national bid expansion cuts.

Industry advocates are busy laying the groundwork for the American Association for Homecare’s next Washington Legislative Conference, which is slated for May 25 and 26 in Washington, D.C.

The conference provides HME providers and industry stakeholders an opportunity to meet with lawmakers and advocate on behalf their industry and patients. 

At the top of the agenda will be to drive Congressional support for legislation that would delay the July 1 implementation of additional cuts through the national expansion of competitive bidding. Currently, the industry is working with lawmakers to advance the Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act in the Senate, and is working to launch nascent legislation in the House.

At the event, AAHomecare staff and state association representatives will work with providers to schedule the right appointments. On May 25, the industry’s top legislative experts will help attendees understand the details of the key issues during a day-long series of seminars. Industry experts and legislative experts will also share tips on effective ways to establish working relationships with Congress members. Providers will receive issue handouts as well as leave-behind materials to give to lawmakers and staff during their appointments on the Hill. Attendees will also learn effective ways for following up with lawmakers’ offices after the Washington Conference in order to reinforce their messages.

Location:

The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 

Providers should call (800) 321-3010, or (202) 628-2100 and  ask for the American Association for Homecare rate. Or, they can reserve their room online, using promo code AAH0516 (0 = zero) to get a single for $299 or a double $319. The rates are guaranteed through Fri., May 6.

Tentative Schedule:

 May 25

12 noon – Lunch and keynote address (sponsored by HME Business magazine)  

 1 to 5 p.m. – Issue education and Congressional speakers 

 6 p.m. – PAC fundraising reception

May 26

8 to 9 a.m. – pick up leave-behind materials for Hill meetings

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Capitol Hill meetings

5 to 6:30 p.m. – Capitol Hill reception

Registration

Fees: Members - $99

Non-Members - $149


About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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