Posts Tagged ‘patient choice’

Last week we had the privilege of meeting with one of Tennessee’s vocal homecare champions, Representative Marsha Blackburn. She wholeheartedly advocates for patient choice and continues to work diligently to repeal the problematic “Competitive Bidding” Program. As the elections draw near, do you know where your candidates stand concerning homecare issues?

Learn about Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s 7th District and how she fights for patients and your homecare benefits.

We traveled to DC in our latest efforts to replace the poorly designed “competitive bidding” program with the economist-backed Market Pricing Program. This new program will save taxpayers money while protecting patient choice and access to quality medical equipment from reputable suppliers. Learn details of MPP and how you can help protect your Medicare benefits!

We’re traveling to Washington DC to speak with our elected representatives about homecare issues. Hundreds of homecare advocates from across the country will be flying in to attend a national legislative conference that focuses on ensuring that Medicare beneficiaries have access to quality home medical equipment (HME) and services.

However; we need your help! While not everyone can fly to Washington to speak out, you can make a difference from home. I urge you to contact your senators and Member of Congress and ask for a repeal of the Competitive Bidding Program and support of the Market Pricing Program. Read the latest Homecare Advocate post for talking points and a link that lets you send an e-mail to your elected officials in two easy steps.

Innovation is a key component of health care, but the federal auction program for HME will stifle research & development by an est $50 billion. Forbes Magazine forewarns “shortages of critical medical equipment — and future patients will be deprived of the next generation of cutting-edge healthcare tools” unless this program is stopped.

Today Homecare Advocate investigates the question, Can we survive on old technology? Read to find out more.

Home Medical Equipment (HME) is medical equipment used in the home to assist people who are sick, injured, or disabled. Learn about the types of HME, where to get HME, & the dangerous effects of the Medicare program that jeopardizes patient access and quality care.