Consumers Speaking out for Access to Equipment and Services

September 30, 2013
JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY – As grassrooters in a consumer organization with a strong focus on access to medical equipment, we hear too many demoralizing stories where people with disabilities have been denied access to vital equipment. It seems like

Learn How to Get Involved at Medtrade

September 30, 2013
ORLANDO, FL – Providers who wish to engage government officials through advocacy can learn about lobbying on Capitol Hill from the best in the business at Medtrade. A great place to make new connections, learn about advocacy, and welcome the la

Thank You to Rep Thompson

September 23, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – I receive reports from the state associations when they have won the support of their representatives in Washington. The officers who run these associations are working as hard as they can to gather support behind our cause. If

Face-to-Face Pushed Back Again

September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – CMS will eventually require “full compliance with DME face-to-face requirements” by a date to be announced in 2014.   The information released last week further states that CMS “expects all [DME] suppliers to hav

The Meaning of Advocacy

September 16, 2013
ORLANDO, FL – The word “advocate” is becoming increasingly misunderstood in our industry as the fear and reality of competitive bidding continues. More and more, HME advocate efforts center on driving legislative impact, influencing senator

Rep Thompson Slams Competitive Bidding on House Floor

September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa) once again went to bat for the industry last week, expressing his concerns about competitive bidding and encouraging colleagues to support HR 1717. 

 “The so-called ‘competitive’ bi