This week is a critical week and our last chance to protect seniors and people with disabilities who rely on medical equipment. Please read…
On January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will expand a program called competitive bidding. The competitive bidding program expansion will slash reimbursement rates for important medical equipment such as oxygen, walkers, wheelchairs and complex rehab equipment (seat and back cushions, power recline and tilt systems, specialty drive controls, etc.)
This change will make it very difficult for millions of Americans to find the vital equipment they need or require people to pay out of pocket for their medical supplies.
COMBAT CUTS TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Without assistance from Medicare, many beneficiaries will not be able to afford medical technologies they rely on for daily living. Multiple bills have been introduced in Congress mandating CMS stop the cuts and fix the program! We need your help to push these bills past the finish line. If you haven’t done so yet, PLEASE send messages to your legislators today.
Urge your legislators to preserve access to quality equipment and care.
Please note: In order for the bidding expansion to be, the bills must be passed and enacted by December 31, 2015.