Congress Echo’s Advocates Medicare Part B Demo Concerns
Opposition to the Medicare Part B Demo has strengthened on Capitol Hill in the weeks since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed rule. Advocates have inundated legislative offices with emails, phone calls, and letters, in addition to providing expert testimony in committee hearings.
The ever increasing opposition has successfully compelled Congress to take public action. Legislators have originated and signed letters to CMS, committees initiated hearings and invited stakeholders to provide testimony, legislation demanding the proposal be withdrawn has been filed and the beleaguered administration is gradually losing support.
Adding even more visibility to the issue, the New York Times has published an article highlighting the congressional, stakeholder and CMS positions on this issue. Please access the following link for the full article: