Virginia budget includes provision to protect DME access

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Friday, November 20, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a state budget that includes an amendment requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse at no less than 90% of the state Medicaid fee schedule for DME.  

The Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Assocation, VGM and AAHomecare worked on the effort for more than year. “Virginia providers stepped up to the plate when called upon to get the job done which is an illustration of the power of a state association at work,” said Beth Bowen, ACMESA executive director. “What a great win for Virginia’s DME community and the patients they serve.”  

It’s the latest win for providers across the country working to stabilize Medicaid rates, says David Chandler, director of payer relations for AAHomecare. 

"This win for DME in Virginia is another great example of what we can achieve when we develop a game plan and work together,” he said.