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Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

‘The cost of compression garments is so much less than the cost of complications’

WASHINGTON – One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.

Home infusion stakeholders push for temporary payment


MCKINNEY, Texas – Also trying to push legislation across the finish line before the end of this year: home infusion stakeholders. S. 1738 and H.R.

Vent bill back in play


WASHINGTON – Three senators have introduced a bill that would, they say, establish a clear medical guideline for non-invasive ventilators, the VGM Group reports.

Bid relief bill adds co-sponsors


WASHINGTON - A bill that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program now has 76 co-sponsors, AAHomecare and VGM Group report. H.R. 4229, introduced Nov. 2 by Rep.

Bid relief bill drops

Industry races to rack up co-sponsors

WASHINGTON – It’s official: A bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Draft bid bill draws 49 original co-sponsors


WASHINGTON – A draft bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas will have 49 original co-sponsors when it is introduced, according to AAHomecare and VGM Group.

Bid relief: More original co-sponsors needed


WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has extended the deadline for collecting original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas until the end of this week, according to AAHomecare.

Bill seeks to strengthen protections for diabetes patients


WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., have introduced a bill to strengthen the patient protections that are part of Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies.

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill


WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Temporary payment for home infusion passes House


WASHINGTON – A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives this week.