NACDS praises House Bill to reform DMEPOS competitive bidding

June 17, 2008

NACDS supports introduction of House Bill H.R. 6252 to reform DMEPOS competitive bidding.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores praised the introduction of legislation that will delay and reform Medicare's competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). H.R. 6252, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act of 2008, was introduced by House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stark (D, Calif.) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Dave Camp (R, Mich.), along with original cosponsors Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D, N.Y.), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D, Mich.), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Frank Pallone (D, N.J.), and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R, Ohio). In a letter to the bill's sponsors, NACDS declared its strong support for the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act, stating, "H.R. 6252 will ensure that suppliers are treated more fairly and that beneficiaries continue to have access to necessary items and services."

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