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Total Number Of Supporters To The Letter To Pause The Competitive Bidding Program Closes At 101

A valiant effort by the HME industry secured 101 signatures on the letter to pause the competitive bidding program throughout the COVID-19 PHE. Grassroots outreach, as well as many encouragements from the state associations, helped push this along. Thanks also go out to Rep. McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Loebsack and their staff for leading these efforts yet again. Well done everyone!!

After the letter is passed around for official signatures to each of the supporting congressional offices, it will go on to the office of HHS Sec. Alex Azar and CMS Admin. Seema Verma.

The letter is requesting for a delay to the bid program for one year or throughout the public health emergency (whichever is longer). The letter also includes that HHS and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) support extending the blended rates in both Competitive Bid Areas (CBA’s) and non-competitive bid areas to maintain access and stability across all parts of the country.

 

Current list of supporting members for the letter: 

  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA- 01)
  • Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) 
  • Mike Bost (R-IL 12)
  • Dan Meuser (R-PA-09)
  • Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS-01)
  • Greg Gianforte (R-MT- AL)
  • Robert E. Latta (R-OH-01)
  • Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ-02)
  • Billy Long (R-MO-07)
  • Paul Mitchell (R-MI-10)
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02)
  • Mike Kelly (R-PA-16)
  • Steve King (R-IA-4)
  • John Curtis (R-UT-03)
  • Rick Crawford (R-AR-1)
  • Mike Johnson (R-LA-04)
  • Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14)
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05)
  • Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)
  • David P. Roe, M.D. (R-TN-1)
  • David B. McKinley P.E. (R-WV-1)
  • Mike Simpson (R-ID-2)
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3)
  • Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL-4)
  • Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-1)
  • Cindy Axne (D-IA-3)
  • Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22)
  • Paul D. Tonko (D-NY-20)
  • Angie Craig (D-MN-2)
  • Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01)
  • Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02)
  • Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32)
  • Frank D. Lucas (R-OK-03)
  • Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)
  • Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA-05)
  • Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06)
  • Peter Visclosky (D-IN-01)
  • Fred Keller (R-PA-12)
  • Carol D. Miller (R-WV-03)
  • Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07)
  • Tom Reed (R-NY-23)
  • Michael Guest (R-MS-03)
  • Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02)
  • Collin C. Peterson (D-MN-07)
  • Andy Levin (D-MI-09)
  • Betty McCollum (D-MN-04)
  • Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL-12)
  • Russ Fulcher (R-ID-01)
  • Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-15)
  • Pete Stauber (R-MN-08)
  • Brian Higgins (D-NY-26)
  • George Holding (R-NC-02)
  • Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) 
  • John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA-13) 
  • Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) 
  • Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) 
  • Trent Kelly (R-MS-01) 
  • Alex X. Mooney (R-WV-02) 
  • Sharice L. Davids (D-KS-03) 
  • David Rouzer (R-NC-07) 
  • Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY-03) 
  • John H. Rutherford (R-FL-04) 
  • Martha Roby (R-AL-02) 
  • Jason Crow (D-CO-06)
  • Bradley Byrne (R-AL-01) 
  • Ted W. Lieu (D-CA-33) 
  • H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09) 
  • Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) 
  • Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) 
  • William R. Keating (D-MA-09) 
  • John Shimkus (R-IL-15) 
  • Chris Jacob's (R-NY-27) 
  • Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01) 
  • Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA-11) 
  • Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) 
  • Dina Titus (D-NV-01) 
  • Ross Spano (R-FL-15) 
  • Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) 
  • Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) 
  • Austin Scott (R-GA-08) 
  • Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) 
  • Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) 
  • Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08) 
  • A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04) 
  • Doug Collins (R-GA-09) 
  • Haley Stevens (D-MI-11) 
  • Dan Bishop (R-NC-09) 
  • Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY-04)
  • Jason Smith (R-MO) 
  • Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) 
  • Terri A. Sewell (D-AL-07) 
  • Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) 
  • Ted Budd (R-NC-13) 
  • Peter Welch (D-VT-al) 
  • Tom O'Halloran (D-AZ-01) 
  • Ron Kind (D-WI-03) 
  • Tim Walberg (R-MI-07)
  • Sam Graves (R-MO-06)
  • Danny Heck (D-WA-10)

 

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