AAHomecare commissions cost analysis study
WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has commissioned Dobson DaVanzo & Associates to conduct a study of provider’s fixed and variable costs for providing DME. The study will focus on respiratory products, wheelchairs, hospital beds and walkers. While previous cost studies have been conducted, this will be the first to consider categories under threat by competitive bidding. AAHomecare encourages all providers to participate in the survey, which will later be analyzed and shared with policymakers. “This is our opportunity to provide hard numbers industry-wide to Congress and CMS to explain the depth of cuts we are receiving compared to the actual cost of doing business,” said Laura Williard, senior director of payer relations for AAHomecare, in a press release.