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AAHomecare seeks input on costs

AAHomecare seeks input on costs

Tom RyanWASHINGTON – AAHomecare is launching a nationwide survey to gather information on the rising costs of products, shipping and labor for those providing home oxygen equipment, CPAP devices and hospital beds.  

Insights from the survey will be used on Capitol Hill to build support for continuing Medicare’s 75/25 blended reimbursement rates in non-bid, non-rural areas and to secure a 90/10 blended rate for former CBAs.  

“The HME community has been operating under constrained reimbursement pressures that were exacerbated by the pandemic and continue past the PHE,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “This survey provides critical data to quantify the operational pressures of HME suppliers and will aid our efforts to secure meaningful relief. We’ve already experienced a massive 36% industry reduction over the last 10 years, and immediate reimbursement action is needed to ensure that HME companies have the financial solvency to continue meeting their communities’ needs.” 

AAHomecare recently completed nationwide surveys on cost increases for ostomy, urological, wound care and enteral nutrition providers and has created infographics from the results that can be shared with payers and policymakers.  

This latest survey closes Sept. 8 and is available here.


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