Connecticut providers face steep cuts

Thursday, March 8, 2018

HARTFORD – The Connecticut Department of Social Services has published a bulletin outlining its plans to reduce reimbursement rates for HME, supplies, O&P and complex rehab by 50% to 60% on April 1, according to the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England. HOMES, in collaboration with AAHomecare and NCART, is planning a multi-pronged approach to fighting the cuts, first with a survey of providers in the state. The provider survey, which closes March 9, asks for information about their participation in the Medicaid program, how the cuts would affect the products and related services they provide, and what business/operational changes would be made. HOMES plans to keep individual results confidential but share combined results with state officials. The association says to “stay tuned” for other efforts to fight the cuts.