SHELLY SOUNDS OFF:
Advice. Solutions. Practical Ways to Improve your Business by HME Expert and Medtrade Ambassador.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
My meeting with local officials on HR6490
Get on Board
How valuable is the passage of HR 6490 to your future?
is imperative that every DME/HME provider contact his or her Representative to
Congress immediately. If you have not done so yet, please cease what you are
doing and get on the phone or send an e-mail STAT. They will all be in their
local offices until after Election Day.
home office number and address can be found in the local telephone directory (or online).
Since your survival as an independent business company is at stake, please do
also suggest you take the extra time to send an e-mail to their HLA or Chief of
Staff in D.C. The website for each Congressman (or woman) will be: http://lastname.house.gov. Or, just do a simple Google Search. If
you would also like to make a personal call, I have the office phone in D.C.
numbers available. Contact me personally: firstname.lastname@example.org
received a few copies of memos sent by some state associations; I will take the
liberty of repeating one:
“Take Action Today To Repeal and Replace Competitive Bidding!
We need to keep up the pressure!
If you haven’t yet contacted your representative about signing onto HR6490 –
the bill that repeals and replaces the flawed competitive bidding program –
Time is of essence!
If you have, but have not heard back yet – contact them again!”
contacted my Representative, Bill Posey, and had the good fortune of meeting
with his Chief of Staff. We had a nice discussion and here is his answer:
had a chance to discuss the details of H.R. 6490 with Rep Posey and he asked
me to have him added as a cosponsor of the bill.”
one of us must make contact. If possible, ask some of your customers and
family caregivers to join with you. Yes. We can protect ourselves if we ALL
continue our efforts. It is vital, important, and can be powerful.