During the entire month of August, legislators return to their home state in order to speak with their constituents. They will be holding town hall meetings, lunches, and appointments for the entire month. This is an excellent time to get in front of your Congressman and Senators to talk about the concerns of the recent reimbursement cuts, audit issues, competitive bidding, CRT, Vent legislation, etc.
Your voice is needed! September will be here before we know it. The goal is to continue to build relationships that can help us make changes to Medicare policies this Fall. We need to continue to educate our legislators on our issues and the effects Medicare policies are having on the beneficiaries.
We will need as much ammo and support to take our fight back to Capitol Hill when Congress returns to D.C.
We continue to support S.2736 and H.R. 5210 and our champions that led those bills; Sen. Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND), Congressman Price (R-GA) and Rep. Loebsack (D-IA). John Gallagher and other Industry leaders remain committed to getting relief for providers and plan to attend meetings with key committee staff in Washington D.C. next week.
What can you do to help?
VGM Government Relations is here to help in any way from schedule the meetings for you, offering coaching sessions to answer any of your questions, and provide you with the concise points that will best get your message across. Please contact Emily at Emily.Harken@vgm.com, or Collin at Collin.Brecher@vgm.com if you are interested in starting the dialogue with your elected officials.