The fight to protect complex rehab therapy accessories and to create a separate benefit continues. After getting a one-year delay to CMS's application of bidding prices to complex rehab accessories, the industry works to not only advance a permanent fix to that, but to finally establish complex rehab as a separate benefit under the DMEPOS program.
July's setbacks to rural relief legislation were extremely frustrating, but the fight's far from over and there are reasons to feel optimistic.
After considerable and concerted lobbying work on the part of providers, industry leadership, Congressional champions and other HME advocates, relief from national expansion cuts for rural providers was stymied not once, but twice. What happened, and how can the industry reapproach advancing some form of rural relief?
Is one of competitive bidding's nasty unintended consequences the accidental establishment a 'class system' among Medicare beneficiaries?
Regular updates on the reimbursement policy with a good friend helped put the industry's challenges in perspective.
A key panel of lynch-pin political players from the American Association for Homecare’s government affairs team will teach you exactly how to reach out to your members of Congress and be heard in the fight to stop competitive bidding.
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