WASHINGTON – There will be an average decrease in reimbursement of 36.8% in 2017 for the top 25 HCPCS codes for HME, according to a new analysis by AAHomecare of the new reimbursement compared to 2016 and 2015 reimbursement.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A recent Office of Inspector General report on payment for Part B DME infusion drugs is far too narrow to be the basis for new policy, according to the National Home Infusion Association.
George Kucka is president and CEO of Fairmeadows Home Health Care.
Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME. This is clearly an accurate, but one-dimensional definition.