Delivery system in jeopardy, new white paper shows

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, a division of the VGM Group, has released a white paper analyzing the current state of the DME industry. The paper, “The Delivery of DMEPOS is in Jeopardy,” provides a data-driven perspective on the adverse effects of competitive bidding on both patients and providers of DME, complex rehab and O&P. “If the current issues with reimbursement are not addressed, irreparable harm will be done to this delivery system,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab. “With reimbursement rates below cost of many products and repairs of those products, we are already seeing the rationing of health care and the inability of patients to receive products and services that have always been available and guaranteed by Medicare.” The paper is the first in a series that aims to provide stakeholders with tools to engage members of Congress and to share with advocates.