Thompson, Altmire Introduce Fairness in Medicare Bidding Act

March 14, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Representative Jason Altmire (D-PA) on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:30 A.M. will hold a press conference to discuss introduction of H.R. 1041, the Fairness in Medicare Bidding Act, a measure to repeal the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program at no new cost to taxpayers.

Press Conference Details:

WHAT:         Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and Jason Altmire (PA-4) 
                     Introduction of the Fairness in Medicare Bidding Act, HR 1041

WHEN:         Tuesday, March 15th at 10:30 A.M.

WHERE:        Capitol Hill
                      2456 Rayburn House Office Building
                      Washington, D.C. 20515  

Additional Speakers:

Tyler Wilson
President, American Association for Homecare

Georgie Blackburn
Vice President, Government Relations, Blackburn’s Physical Pharmacy, Inc.

Cynthia Morton
Executive Vice President, The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care

Seth Johnson
Vice President of Government Affairs, Pride Mobility Products, Inc.

John C. Shirvinsky
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers

Stan Holbrook
President and CEO, Three Rivers Center for Independent Living

Barbara Rogers
President and CEO, National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA)                 

If you have additional questions regarding details for the event, please contact Parish Braden with Rep. Thompson at (202)-225-5121 or Tess Mullen with Rep. Altmire at (202) 225-2565.