Fight for Access to Wheelchairs and other Critical Medical Equipment

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Fight for Access to Wheelchairs and other Critical Medical Equipment

This webinar will outline how HR 4920 (Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act) and HR 5083 (Audit Improvement and Reform Act) will prevent more local equipment providers from shutting down and limiting your access to medically-necessary wheelchairs and medical equipment. It will highlight important provisions of the bills, their legislative histories, and plans for passage.

Background:
Due to the implementation of the second round of the Competitive Bidding Program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) July 1, 2013, thousands of individuals with disabilities have reported access problems including longer hospital stays, delays in the delivery of wheelchairs, and medical equipment suppliers refusing to provide critical equipment.

Presenters:
Jay Witter, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, American Association for Homecare and Peter Rankin, Assistant Director, Government Affairs, American Association for Homecare

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