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MAMES Members Meet With Rep. Angie Craig's Office (D-MN-02)

MAMES Members Meet with Rep. Angie Craig's Office (D-MN-02)

On Wednesday June 2nd, MAMES members met with staff from Rep. Angie Craig’s (D-MN-02) office in Burnsville, MN. Rep. Angie Craig sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as well as Small Business Committee. Her district houses competitive bid areas, rural and non-rural areas.

Discussions included:

  • Improved accessibility to quality services and products to patients
  • The reimbursement rates for HME during the PHE remain in place after the PHE is over
  • Home medical equipment suppliers be included in PPE and vaccine distribution

Rose Schafhauser of MAMES commented, "We really appreciated the opportunity to meet with Rep. Craig's staff in order to share the HME issues that are impacting patient access - especially in our inner-cities. They had a real grasp of how important our industry in the continuum of care and we look forward to furthering our request for support in addressing those issues."

MAMES at Rep Angie Craig Office

(Pictured left to right, Ben Rachel of Corner Home Medical, Rose Schafhauser of MAMES, Jackie Semrad of  Reliable Medical Supply, Laurie Tomaszewski of Handi Medical Supply, Tom Powers and John Gallagher of VGM.)

Rep. Angie Craig

(Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-02))

Laurie Tomaszewski of Handi Medical Supply said, “Morris Allen, Rep Craig’s Senior Community Liaison, was completely engaged with us at our meeting. He was prepared to discuss our industry and was interested in how current issues are impacting patient access, especially in our inner cities. We look forward to building a relationship with Rep Craig’s office and advancing our request for support in addressing these issues.”

John Gallagher reports, “This was a fantastic meeting with a fantastic group of HME advocates. MAMES does a great job of building relationships at the district level. All three of the HME providers that attended the meeting either reside or have patients that reside her in district. Great work everyone!”

Thank you to the MAMES members and HME providers that took the time out of their busy schedules to meet with Rep. Angie Craig’s office. We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with her office.