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Congressional Sign-on Letter Supporting Additional Relief for ESRD/DMEPOS Rule Released

Strong Grassroots Effort Needed to Ask House Members to Join  Letter

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) has released a Congressional sign-on letter to leadership at CMS, HHS, and OMB asking for additional relief for the HME community in the proposed ESRD/DMEPOS Rule currently under consideration.  We are asking HME providers and other stakeholders to ask their Representatives in the House to join the letter as soon as possible.

The letter, which can be seen here, expresses support for several policies currently contained in the Proposed Rule, and also advocates for these additional improvements:

  • Increasing Reimbursement Rates in CBAs During Gap Period

  • Extending Relief to all Non-Competitive Bidding Areas

  • Improving Access to Liquid Oxygen

Other original signers on the letter include Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-K.Y.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa).

Please contact your Representatives in the House and ask that they sign onto the letter by Sept. 28.  You can find contact information for your Representative’s office here.  Calling your legislator’s office makes the strongest impact.  Please ask for the individual who handles healthcare issues and make these points:


Adam Jones