HR 2373, the HOPP Act, which calls for repeal of the 36-month home oxygen equipment rental cap, has 45 cosponsors, far short of the 218 signatures it needs before it is referred to committee.
The Home Oxygen Patient Protection (HOPP) Act, re-introduced into the 111th Congress by Representatives Tom Price, MD (R-Ga.) and Heath Schuler (D-N.C.) would “amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore payments for home oxygen therapy through the beneficiary’s period of medical need.”
“NAIMES urges all providers to call Washington and ask your representatives to cosponsor this bill,” read a statement from NAIMES. “Repeal of the oxygen cap is critical to patient access and the future of oxygen suppliers.
“When you call your Representative, tell them your own personal stories of how the cap has adversely affected your patients,” the statement added.
Providers can find their Representative by visiting www.congress.org, or calling 202-224-3121 to ask the Capitol Switchboard at for their Representative.