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Confirmation of HHS Secretary Azar

Posted On: January 25, 2018 by AAHomecare in: HHS & CMS

Statement on the confirmation of HHS Secretary from Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare:   "AAHomecare and the home medical equipment (HME) community are gratified to see Alex Azar confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). His previous high-level experience at HHS and background as an effective and accomplished health care executive makes him uniquely qualified to help resolve significant challenges facing our nation’s healthcare delivery system.   "We are particularly heartened by the Secretary’s remarks at his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing affirming his interest in addressing problems caused by the expanded application of bidding-derived Medicare reimbursement rates beyond the program’s original scope, and we urge him to push for the quick release of the Interim Final Rule under consideration at OMB that would provide relief in that area.  In addition, we ask the

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