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AAHomecare urges post-election push

AAHomecare urges post-election push

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders are urging the HME industry to press lawmakers to include reimbursement relief in any end-of-year legislation. 

With the mid-term elections over, Congress is turning its attention to a year-end omnibus bill that will include language to extend the debt ceiling and keep the government funded. 

As leadership on key committees of jurisdictions negotiate on what measures to include in the bill, it is critical that the HME industry make its collective voice heard in support of reimbursement relief in former CBAs and in non-rural, non-CB areas, says AAHomecare in a bulletin. 

A small group of HME stakeholders in October met with Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., the Republican leader on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, to advocate for H.R. 6441, which would extend a 90/10 blended reimbursement that’s currently in place for competitive bidding items in competitive bidding areas. The bill currently has 25 co-sponsors. 

Stakeholders also seek to extend the 75/25 blended reimbursement rate that’s currently in place in rural areas for a set time beyond the public health emergency, which currently expires in mid-January.


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