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Urgent Call To Action For All Oklahoma DMEPOS Suppliers - Act Today!

See this message below from OMEPA’s Katie Roberts:
 
We are days away from the final OHCA Board meeting that will decide the final policy for the DME changes at OHCA. The letter OMEPA sent to Gov. Stitt seems to have fallen on deaf ears. With the OHCA board voting next Monday (5/18) to advance their proposed changes and reduce the fees, we are in an emergency. We are in danger of putting our mainline rural DME providers out of business or having them refuse to provide these essential services to rural Oklahomans. 
 
In OHCA's rule change proposal Reference: APA WF 30-06A Emergency Rule, Pg 3, bullet G, OHCA states, "The agency does not anticipate that the proposed rule changes will have an adverse effect on small businesses." OMEPA is at a loss as to how they can say this when multiple representatives of Oklahoma Small Business providers have voiced the opposite. I have also attached the highlighted portion of policy A on page 3 where it says small business will not be effected. I have also attached all of the policies that are open for public comment until this evening.
  
Policy updates can be found by clicking here: http://okhca.org/PolicyBlog.aspx 
 
CALL TO ACTION
Please take a moment today to complete this list:
  1. Call Governor Stitt’s office 405-521-2342 
    1. Request that he or his staff contact OHCA and stop the cuts to rural DME providers. Discuss that they are going to approve policy that states, “The agency does not anticipate that the proposed rule changes will have an adverse effect on small businesses," and that this is simply not true. Refer to the letter above that we sent to the governor and how 48 members of the house and senate signed on in support of stopping the cuts to rural DME providers.  
  2. Send policy comments to OHCA before 4 pm today. ALL 4 POLICIES STATE THAT RULE CHANGES WILL NOT HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON RURAL BUSINESSES. 
    1. http://okhca.org/xPolicyChange.aspx?id=24739&blogid=68505 
    2. http://okhca.org/xPolicyChange.aspx?id=24737&blogid=68505
    3. http://okhca.org/xPolicyChange.aspx?id=24735&blogid=68505
    4. http://okhca.org/xPolicyChange.aspx?id=24733&blogid=68505

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