WASHINGTON, D.C. – The virtual Washington Legislative Conference is set for September 20, 2023 and participants are encouraged to register early to ensure the strongest slate of meetings. AAHomecare is once again offering HME leaders from around the nation the opportunity to advocate for HME policy priorities with members of Congress and staffers through these Zoom-enabled meetings.
Last year’s conference saw our advocates engage more than 240 Congressional offices – sharing first-hand expertise on the value of HME products and services and paving the way for important policy wins, including preventing ruinous across-the-board PAYGO Medicare cuts, protecting post-PHE access to respiratory therapy and CGMs, and continuing 75/25 blended rates on non-rural areas.
We need more HME advocates to answer the call this year to support new legislative initiatives to further extend non-CBA/non-rural relief, boost rates in former CBAs, and ensure that any new competitive bidding rounds will include hard-won improvements to the process our industry has fought for. Join us in making an even stronger impression on Capitol Hill this year. In just a couple hours’ time, you can meet with Senators, Representatives, and staff to give a first-hand account of the challenges you face – and what your company needs to ensure a high standard of care for the communities you serve.
Virtual Advocacy: Effective and Efficient
The virtual meeting format eliminates the travel, keeps the face-to-face impact needed for a strong advocacy impression, and allows us to connect more HME veterans and new industry advocates with Capitol Hill.
Meetings with members of Congress will take place through Zoom conference lines from 9:00am to 5:30 pm ET on September 20. One week prior to the meetings, on September 14, AAHomecare will host a one-hour advocacy event online offering issue education, training on tracking your meetings and logging in via Zoom, and a guidance on how to ensure your message gets through to legislators and staff.
Last year’s virtual advocacy played a critical role in securing important policy wins. Please register as soon as possible – and recruit your peers and colleagues, too – so we can secure you the best slate of meetings on September 20 and bring home more bottom-line policy gains for HME!
Register here – $129 members/$149 non-members.