VGM had the honor of hosting freshman Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) for a tour and hosted a fundraiser with him afterwards. This is Rep. Blum’s third visit to VGM since his election in 2014 and each time he asks industry-specific questions to learn more about the HME industry and our challenges.
Rep. Blum understood the importance of keeping providers in business to keep patients in their homes. We discussed the negative impact that competitive bidding has had on providers and the excessive audits that CMS is imposing on independent providers. We look forward to continue working with Rep. Blum as we get closer to the introduction of Chairman Price’s language on mitigating the effects of competitive bidding. We’ve asked him to sign on to all of our legislation including CRT and O&P.