• Sen. Roberts Asks White House for Executive Order Review of Competitive Bidding

    On February 15th, CRE sent a letter to HHS’ Acting General Counsel requesting that the DME competitive bidding program be reviewed under the retrospective review provisions of Executive Order 13563 because the program contradicts “the President’s regulatory goals by needlessly sacrificing thousands of small businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.”

    On March 10th, Senator Pat Roberts took the important step of informing the White House that competitive bidding is among the programs that should be reviewed under the EO because of concerns about their negative economic impacts.  The Senator also told the President that, now that Round 1 has been implemented, “I am concerned that patients, especially in rural areas, are facing issues related to access.”

    Senator Robert’s letter to President Obama may be seen here.

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