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CMS updates DMEPOS payments

CMS updates DMEPOS payments

WASHINGTON – CMS today announced a 9.1% increase for competitively bid DMEPOS items in non-competitive bidding areas and a 6.4% increase for bid items in former CBAs for calendar year 2023, AAHomecare reports. 

Non-bid items will receive an 8.7% increase. 

Typically, the CPI-U increases for DME have been 1%-3%. Last year, the inflation adjustment was 5% in former CBAs and 5.4% non-CBAs. 

“These increases will help DME suppliers who have been dealing with rising product and operational costs over that last two years, but more comprehensive adjustments are needed,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “Thanks to the cancellation of one bidding round and the decision not to implement results of the most recent round, DME rates remain disconnected to the market realities suppliers face. That has to change, and it has to change now.” 

CMS will be publishing the official CY 2023 fee schedule soon. 

See the Calendar Year 2023 Update for DMEPOS Fee Schedule (CMS Claims Processing Update Change Request 13006) for more information.


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