CMS Releases 2023 DMEPOS Fee Schedule
The new schedule reflects the 6.4% to 9.1% CPI-U and bidding-related adjustments CMS released on Dec. 1.
- By David Kopf
- Dec 13, 2022
CMS has unveiled its 2023 DMEPOS fee schedule, and it reflects the 6.4 percent and 9.1 percent adjustments announced on Dec. 1.
The 2023 fee schedule is available at www.cms.gov/medicaremedicare-fee-service-paymentdmeposfeescheddmepos-fee-schedule/dme23.
The adjustments are based on the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as whether items are part of competitive bidding also impacts their rates:
- Reimbursement for competitive bidding program items in former competitive bidding areas (CBAs) will increase by 6.4 percent.
- Bidding items in non-CBA will see a 9.1 percent increase.
- Non-bid items will see an 8.7 increase.
To compare to earlier adjustments, typical CPI-U increases for DMEPOS items range from 1 percent to 3 percent. Last year, since inflation was higher, the CPI-U adjustment was 5 percent in former CBAs and 5.4 percent outside of CBAs.
A statement from the American Association for Homecare said the association will publish analysis of the fee schedule tomorrow.
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.