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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 2:04:25 to 2:07:00
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Lee Terry

2:04:21 to 2:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: for spear heading this effort, as well as representatives jo and i would reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nebraska. mr. terry: thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Lee Terry

2:04:25 to 2:07:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

2:04:42 to 2:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: mr. terry: i rise in support of h.r. 3663, a bill to delay the date for accreditation of durable medical equipment suppliers for 90 days. i want to thank my colleague from ohio, mr. space, for bringing this legislation to the floor today to correct a provision in the medicare improvements for patients and providers act of 2008. that which was approved by the house last year requires

Lee Terry

2:05:05 to 2:05:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: suppliers of durable medical equipment, d.m.e., to get accreditation before applying to the centers for medicare and medicaid services, to meet the quality standards before being awarded a contract under the medicare d.m.e. competitive bidding program.

Lee Terry

2:05:28 to 2:05:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: the law carved out an exemption treating practioners and gave the secretary of h.h.s. the authority to exempt others. by regulation, c.m.f. determined that pharmacists would fall under this exemption and not be required to obtain accreditation in order to sell durable medical equipment to consumers. brick and mortar pharmacies,

Lee Terry

2:06:10 to 2:06:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: not apply to those suppliers wishing to participate in competitive bidding for certain durable medical equipment. the issue that's facing us here today is that only about 43% of the pharmacies have actually had their inspection and review, leaving 50% of them out there

Lee Terry

2:06:31 to 2:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: dangling because of the back log from the inspections and so hopefully within the next 90 days from this extension we'll be able to get caught up, all of them will be able to continue to sell durable medical goods to the patients who require such goods. so therefore i encourage all of

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