The House gaveled in to begin the 2016 legislative session this past week. VGM’s John Gallagher was in Washington D.C. meeting with industry leaders to strategize industry initiatives moving forward, the HME industry champions in Congress, and key committee staff. In the omnibus bill at the end of last year there were a lot of Medicare issues not included that must resolved early in the year. John has reported back that offices are now working diligently to find a new pay-for that was used elsewhere in 2015 and also working closely with each other moving forward. As an industry we must continue to make our voices heard moving into 2016, and we are off to the right start in the effort of mitigating the rural rollout of competitive bidding.