Effort aims to track how suppliers’ costs have changed during events such as COVID-19, which is important given that DMEPOS rates are essentially frozen at 2016 levels. Deadline is Feb. 5.
The American Association for Homecare is conducting a survey to show CMS and lawmakers how much DME costs have increased since the single payment rates from Round Two of competitive bidding.
That Round was bid in 2016 and since then, rates have essentially been unchanged. Meanwhile factors such as the COVID-19 publish health emergency have driven provider costs much higher.
The survey can be taken by clicking this link, and the deadline to reply is Feb. 5.
The association emphasized that participation in the survey is CONFIDENTIAL and it will only share information in aggregate; no individual survey respondent’s data will be identified.
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