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.