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Opinion piece in The Hill outlines importance of rural relief legislation

An opinion piece that discussed how the reimbursement cuts will impact providers across the country because of the nationwide rollout of competitive bidding. The article sharply criticized CMS for implementing these drastic reductions with industrywide opposition and warning of what would happen. Now, just two months after the cuts, providers are having to reduce service areas, slim down storage facilities, reduce staff and in and increasing number of cases, close their business.

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VGM and other industry leaders have been hitting the pavement hard over the August recess, along with many VGM members having visits with congressional offices in preparation to get meaningful legislation passed during the September session. Grassroots efforts have been strong, and the industry must continue to build off of the hard of this movement to protect small businesses and save patient access to equipment!