Competitive bidding, Medicare, Social Security and a myriad of other problems that our industry faces must be addressed. Can they all be resolved? Will they all be resolved?
There is a big difference between “can” they or “will” they. Yes, solutions to these difficulties our industry has to contend with can all be resolved! Will they be depends if everyone, whether a provider or a consumer, gets involved. Since your company has survival at stake, it is time for you to take an even more active approach.
You and your clientele must contact all your elected officials in DC and inform them what is happening as a consequence of competitive bidding. Congress must pass new legislation (HR 1040) to stop this. If you work closely with your state DME association they will provide you with messages to send to the congressmen. You can then give copies of letters to your customers to mail. They vote, as you do, and by joining with them your efforts can become very effective.
At this year’s Medtrade in Atlanta, you can discover resources you have available to become a more positive force! No longer can anyone wait for someone else to enter the fray. It is your business, which is at risk, and your responsibility. No one else can do what you can! If you are ready, do it!
AAHomecare will start the battle for you at the Stand Up for Homecare reception Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center. This is a major step forward in the industry’s efforts to see to it that there “will be” resolutions to the problems we all face. To be effective, every HME provider has be willing to contribute to this cause.
To learn more about Stand Up for Homecare, please visit www.aahomecare.org.