LTC advocates pushing lawmakers for delay of competitive bidding program

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The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care is hosting its annual “Congressional Fly-In” on Wednesday in Washington. NASL leaders remind providers and other stakeholders that the event is an opportunity to personally ask their respective members of Congress to advocate for the adoption of H.R. 1717, the Market Pricing Program. The bill would immediately modify the Medicare the Medicare competitive bidding program and establish a market-based pricing system. Rep. G.T. Thompson (R-PA) will address association members about his proposal, which would require CMS to delay Round 2 of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program before it expands July 1.