About legislation H.R. 3790:
In October 2009, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) introduced H.R. 3790, a bill to repeal the Medicare competitive acquisition program for durable medical equipment and prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS).
H.R. 3790 would eliminate the flawed competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment and services in Medicare. Durable, or home medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, leg braces and hospital beds, enable people with disabilities and seniors to receive quality care. This care represents a cost-effective alternative to institutional care and allows individuals greater choice and independence.
Fundamental problems that remain in the bid program:
10/13/2009: Referred to House Energy and Commerce
10/13/2009: Referred to House Ways and Means
10/13/2009: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Energy and Commerce: Referral, In Committee
Ways and Means:
Referral, In Committee