• Health Care Advocates Clash On Expanding Competitive Bidding

    Editor’s Note:  The following is a quote from the Inside Health Policy article “Health Care Advocates Clash On Expanding Competitive Bidding.”  The complete article is available here.

    From: Inside Health Policy

    by Michelle M. Stein

    The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, however, said in a letter sent to the National Coalition on Health Care on Monday (Nov. 26) that the competitive bidding program as it is structured “is neither competitive nor an auction nor sustainable.” The CRE is requesting that the NCHC explain its support for the program.


  • H.R. 6490: 100 co-sponsors or bust

    From: HME News

    by: Liz Beaulieu

    WASHINGTON – With 59 co-sponsors in their back pockets and organized lobbying efforts scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5, industry stakeholders have direct aim at 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490.

    “Here’s hoping we can generate the noise needed to bring that other 40-plus co-sponsors on board,” said Wayne Stanfield, president and CEO of NAIMES. “Because it’s coming down to one simple thing: If we don’t have 100 or more, we’re done.”