by Linda Aukett, Chair, UOA Government Affairs Committee,
May 23, 2002
Ask CMS not to change Medicare Ostomy Reimbursement AGAIN
It is hard to believe, but the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are considering another round
of changes, which would seriously threaten the improvements in
reimbursement for ostomy supplies that just went into effect on April
Please see the full explanation on the UOA Advocacy page at
please send a letter to your Members of Congress (Senators and
Representative) to ask for their support of the present system. A copy of
the letter will automatically go to the Administrator of CMS (if you use
the Advocacy page's email mechanism).
It is vital that we use our collective voice to preserve the improved
benefits for which the association has worked so hard. A letter from you
today will be greatly appreciated, and may be just the one additional
voice that will convince CMS they should not make any further changes.
Thanks so much!
UOA Government Affairs Committee