Where is ACA ? Negotiated Rule Making Committee
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t-barr at t-barr.com
Wed Mar 27 08:42:04 PST 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Renardson" <renardwc at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu>
To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 5:25 PM
Subject: Where is ACA ? Negotiated Rule Making Committee
> My apologies for the previous RTF:
> One day Mike DL asked:
> M> If one contacts Ira B.Lobel. What would one say to make our point?
> With as few words as possible .
> I have never been one for few words. But here is what I said. Please
> feel free to use any part of it you wish.
> March 20, 2002
> Commissioner Ira B.Lobel
> Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
> 1 Clinton Square ,Room 952
> Albany ,New York 12207
> Dear Mr. Lobel:
> I am a right BK amputee since 1969 and moderator of an internet listserv
> (discussion group) hosted by the University of Washington for amputees
> discusses amputee issues. I am a resident of Nashville, TN.
> Our subscribers have been informed there is currently no one on the
> Negotiated Rule Making Committee to represent amputees or the consumers
> of prosthetics. Why?
> This omission is an oversight that should be rectified as soon as
> Anthony Barr, an amputee and director of the Barr Foundation that assists
> amputees world-wide, has requested appointment to the Committee and I
> would like to support this nomination.
> In the event Mr. Barr's appointment is not possible, we would like to know
> why there is no representation on the NRC and who you suggest should be
> appointed and present to represent amputees?
> While I do not speak for the 200+ amputees subscribers on AMP-L, this
> will be posted to the list and your reply will be appreciated. Silence on
> matter will also speak loudly.
> It is my understanding the NRC will formulate standards for providers of
> prosthetics. These professionals make, fit, and bill Medicare for
> and certain customized orthotics. Since Medicare rules have a direct
> the lives of many amputees, what occurs during the hearings will directly
> effect the availability of decent, affordable prosthetics and orthotics
> equipment, including Medicare coverage.
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Wayne Renardson
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