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People for Quality Care believes in providing you with the resources you need to learn more about being an advocate. Browse the forms in our resource library and click any file you'd like to download to your computer or device.

People For Quality Care Materials for Print
Complaint Hotline CardHME Providers and Consumer Groups -- Help direct patients who are experiencing issues accessing medical equipment to our complaint hotline by printing out this card. We will document the call, forward it to Congress and help connect the patient with their elected officials.
Contacting Your RepresentativesThese brief instructions will explain how you can improve on our form letter and compose a message to your senators and representatives that will carry even greater impact.
Form Letter to Your RepresentativesA fill-in-the-blank letter you can send to your senators and representatives to tell them about the damaging effects of the Competitive Bidding Program extending to rural areas.
Gathering Patient Videos: Simple steps to help PFQC film your patients' storiesDo you or someone you know, a friend or client, have a story about the importance of covering custom breast prostheses under Medicare?
People For Quality Care BrochureAll Americans deserve the right to top-quality medical equipment, local service and timely, personalized care. Join with us and share this brochure with others. Together we will make our voices heard!
Respiratory Therapists Take Action SheetRespiratory Therapists, engage your patients in advocacy by printing this handout and sharing it with them.
Take Action SheetEncourage your patients to join People for Quality Care in the fight to protect access to home medical equipment by printing and distributing this handout to them.
News
Medicare 2016 Funding Cuts Explained - ComprehensiveA comprehensive explanation of Medicare"s funding cuts to home medical equipment.
Press Release: 40% of Medicare Beneficiaries Report Having to Pay Out of Pocket for Home Medical Equipment40% of patients and family caregivers who have contacted the People for Quality Care Medicare Complaint Hotline have been asked to pay out-of-pocket for equipment due to the many HME providers that are now having to file Medicare claims non-assigned. Please help get this story out to media outlets across the country. Download the release, add your contact information and date and send to your local media contacts.
Press Release: Patient & Providers Burdened by Medicare CutsThis press release highlights the stories of three individuals burdened by Medicare"s July 1 rate cuts to HME. Help us get this story heard by downloading it, customizing it and sending it to your local media.
Press Release: Patients Struggle to Find Home Medical Equipment Supplies After Funding CutsThis press release highlights the stories of three individuals burdened by Medicare"s July 1 rate cuts to HME. Help us get this story heard by downloading it, customizing it and sending it to your local media.
Make Me Whole Again
Example Press Release - EditableDownload this press release, edit and send to all media outlets! This release covers the legislation and how to support our efforts.

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