Triangle Home Medical Equipment Providers Rally for Jobs During President Obama Visit
Expansion of Disastrous Medicare Bidding System Costing Jobs, Threatening Patient Care
September 15th, 2011
Dozens of stakeholders from the Triangle’s home medical equipment (HME) industry grabbed homemade signs and rallied for jobs around the corner from where President Obama touted his jobs bill at a local business that outsources jobs to Costa Rica.
Organized by the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES), the rally was designed to bring attention to Obama administration policies decimating home medical equipment providers and their employees, such as expansion of the disastrous Medicare bidding system for HME providers.
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Ms. Wheelchair America Presentor at NCAMES Summer Meeting
June 8th, 2011
Click here to view the Press Release regarding Alex McArthur’s (Ms Wheelchair America 2011) appearance at the NCAMES Summer Meeting and Exhibit Show. Alex is a North Carolina native and is the 2nd MWCA in a row that hails from our state.
NCAMES Supports Medicare Bidding Legislation 1041
March 24th, 2011
NCAMES Supports New Legislation to Fight Medicare Bidding Program
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NCAMES responds to WRAL Broadcast February 15th, 2011
February 16th, 2011
Dear NCAMES Members:
Last night, WRAL-TV in Raleigh broadcast a story on Medicare waste during its 6 p.m. newscast. The piece focused on the cost differential between a rent-to-own wheel chair paid for by Medicare vs. a wheelchair purchased by a patient.
Medicare, government waste, and Competitive Bidding were all highlighted, and Laurence Wilson from CMS was interviewed via phone. To view the remainder of the statement to the members, click here.
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2012 Democratic National Convention Host City Called “Center of Healthcare Disaster”
NCAMES Invites Democratic Leaders to Visit Charlotte HME Businesses, Witness Job Killing Medicare Program First-Hand
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Charlotte-Area Patients, Providers Bracing for Jan. 1 Hit to Home Medical Equipment Services
December 30th, 2010
NCAMES, is launching a new education program to help Charlotte-area home medical equipment patients and providers deal with negative impacts of new Medicare rules going into effect January 1, 2011
To read the entire press release, click here.
Post-Election Announcement from CMS Creates Nightmare Scenario for Continuing Care
November 4th, 2010
Federal Government Gives Charlotte Home Medical Equipment Patients 60 Days to Change Providers for Oxygen, Mobility Equipment.
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Competitive Bidding Affects Home Health Care Patients and Providers
Sept 30th, 2010
NCAMES travels to DC for packed hearing on Restrictive Medicare program.
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Members Attend Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC
Sept 24th, 2010
NCAMES Members attend Congressional hearing by Energy & Commerce in Washington.
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NCAMES Members Attend Session of Medicare Beneficiaries
August 25th, 2010
Members of NCAMES recently attended a Charlotte training session for Medicare beneficiaries hosted by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
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Save Jobs NC
August 2nd, 2010
In our pledge to continue to replace the bidding program and increase public awareness of the harm this program does to not only the patients you serve, but also your businesses and the jobs you create across our state. The following press release was sent to media state and nationwide. Take a look and if you have any ideas for what you'd like to see on the www.savejobsnc.com website, please let us know!
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NCAMES Members Lobby Congress
Several Members of NCAMES spent two days in Washington in early March learning about the latest issues relating to the DME industry. Click the link below to read more about the efforts of those passionate about protecting patient access and the companies that serve them.
“NCAMES Members Lobby Congress”
NCAMES Members Send Relief to Haiti
Several NCAMES Members have donated truckloads of goods and sent financial relief to Haiti after the devastating earthquake. Click the link below to read more about the generosity of our industry.
“NCAMES Sends Relief to Haiti”
Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC) from the 11th District spoke at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference and fired up attendees to go lobby Members of Congress on March 3rd.
March 2nd, 2010
"NCAMES is fortunate to have an industry champion like Congressman Shuler on our side", says Beth Bowen, director.
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NCAMES is Featured on Channel 14 News
NCAMES did a story on News Carolina Channel 14 on January 18, 2010 at Triangle Aftercare in Durham. The reporter focused on the loss of patient choice, patient confusion, and the loss of jobs that will stem from the Restricting DMEPOS Bidding Program slated to come to the Charlotte area January 2011 and the Raleigh/Durham, Asheville and Greensboro, High Point areas the following year. Legislation in Congress, HR 3790 will halt this program while still saving the government money.
NCAMES' Statement to Channel 14 News
NCAMES Winter Meeting Focused on Threat to Home Healthcare
The NCAMES 2010 Winter Meeting washeld in Greensboro which is one of the locations in which Medicare wants to launch the restrictive bidding program. NCAMES’ goal at this meeting was to educate our members and stakeholders what this threat to home care means and how to survive it. The 2010 NCAMES Board of Officers and Directors were also elected to serve the growing membership of their association.
Click here for an Updated Press Release from the NCAMES 2010 Winter Meeting - Includes an announcement of our new Board members!
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NCAMES Continues to get the word out!
NCAMES has sent a press release out to media outlets across the state regarding the flawed bidding program’s re-start. NCAMES hosted the bidding seminar last week in Charlotte and it’s important to get the word out about ANYTHING relating to this program that we are trying to eliminate with support for H.R. 3790. This will also be sent to all 13 members of Congress and Senators Hagan and Burr.
Click here to view Competitive Bidding Seminar Press Release
NCAMES sends Press Release to Membership
NCAMES is taking a proactive approach to strengthening support on behalf of industry, government, and consumer stakeholders for increasing awareness of our industry throughout North Carolina by using a public relations firm, Menzies Consulting, Inc. This North Carolina based firm will help NCAMES get our message across in an organized, effective manner. Our first mission is to repeal the restrictive bidding program for DMEPOS, educate others about the importance of preventing reduced access to care for beneficiaries and prevent a declining quality of care.
Click here to view NCAMES Press Release to membership