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Grassroots Needed For DME And NIV Legislation

Grassroots efforts supporting DME and NIV legislation is needed now. With several moving pieces on Capitol Hill, it is crucial for the industry to keep driving demand for urgent relief and get the legislation passed. 

H.R.2771 (Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Act) gained co-sponsors this week bringing the total to 71 Reps. Click here to view all cosponsors. See map below indicating the cosponsors for H.R.2771. 

H.R.4945 (Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy Act of 2019) has risen to a total of 41 cosponsors. Click here to see the list. This bill will delay the inclusion of ventilators from the Medicare durable medical equipment competitive bidding program for five years and establish a technical expert panel (TEP) to update that national coverage policies for home mechanical ventilator devices so that they reflect technological advancements and peer-reviewed science.

In late March or early April, Congress’s attention will be shifting to the democratic caucuses and presidential election. We will work with key committees and legislators to ensure our industry language is included in any must-pass legislation. We ask that you continue reaching out to your members of Congress. Meet with them face to face! Call their local office or D.C. office. Speak to their Health staff. Encourage your co-workers and friends to do the same. Persistence is key!

Click here to instantly send a message to your member of Congress. 

If any other additional assistance is needed for items such as scheduling meetings with your members of Congress, or if you are in need of resources for you meeting, please reach out to Emily Harken at (866) 512-8465 or [email protected]

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