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August Of Action: CAMES And John Gallagher

The following is the text of a legislative update released on July 10th, 2019. August of Action: CAMES and John Gallagher Meet With CO Congressional Offices Today, the Colorado DME state association, CAMES, along with VGM's John Gallagher, is meeting with the staff of Colorado elected officials, Sen. Michael Bennet (Dem.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (Dem.) to discuss issues facing DME providers at the federal level, urging their support on a number of bills, including H.R.2771, the Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Act. We are here to help in any way from scheduling meetings, offering coaching sessions on how to speak with your legislators, and providing you with concise points that will best get your message across. Reach out to Emily at 866-512-8465 or [email protected] to learn more about opportunities to get involved during the congressional August recess. If you want to find and contact your state's federal and state legislators, click here.Click on your state to find your federal legislators. To find your state legislators, type your ZIP Code and click “Go.- Important Competitive Bidding Education Reminders - Yesterday's CB Webinar Link The Round 2021 competitive bidding window is fast approaching. Opening on July 16, the bid window will be upon before you know it. Make sure you are properly educated so that you can make a smart bid when the time comes. In case you missed it, VGM Government Relations representatives, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, and Craig Douglas, hosted a competitive bidding webinar yesterday that covered all aspects of the program, including demonstrating the nuts and bolts of the bidding program. The link to view the webinar replay is available here. OPGA Webinar: If You Want to Bid on the New Categories, Don't Miss This Webinar! This webinar will cover specifics regarding the OTS knee and back braces categories for the Competitive Bidding Program. Occurring on Aug, 5 from 1-2 p.m. CT, this webinar will cater to first-time bidders, as it will not only give an overview of the program as a whole, it will also cover some of the specific keystrokes necessary to properly complete the required forms and submit a bid. Mark Higley and a panel from OPGA will be presenting on the aforementioned topics. If you are a first-time bidder, you will not want to miss this. The link for webinar registration is available here.

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