CAMPS Achieves Key State Budget Aims

California state’s new budget eliminates the 10 percent cut for DME and sets reimbursement for respiratory at 100 percent of Medicare. Association also slates annual meeting.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a budget that contains some key provisions for Golden State HME providers, according to an update form the California Association of Medical Equipment Product Suppliers (CAMPS). Additionally, the association also slated its annual meeting.

State Budget

Approved by both chambers of the state’s legislature, the budget includes some key state Medicaid reimbursement changes that CAMPS had pursued.

The budget does the following:

  • Makes permanent the 100 percent of Medicare rate for all respiratory equipment and supplies that was established by DHCS during the Covid-19 public health emergency.
  • Eliminates Medi-Cal’s 10 percent cut on all DME as of July 1
  • Eliminates the 10 percent cut for continuous glucose monitoring devices as of July 1.
  • Eliminates the 10 percent for orthotic devices as of July 1, or when federal approval is obtained. Also, it eliminates the orthotic cut for prosthetic services and devices on Jan. 1, 2023.

However, the budget does not exempt medical supplies or enteral formula from the 10 percent Medi-Cal cut, one of the objectives CAMPS had sought to achieve.

“We accomplished much this budget cycle but will continue to pursue relief for medical supplies and enteral formula,” CAMPS noted in public statement.

Annual Meeting

CAMPS also announced it has scheduled its 9th Annual Fall Conference as an in-person event on Sept. 13 at the Long Beach Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif.

The association reported it would release the program details and registration information, as well as information for exhibitors soon.


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