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Senate bill introduced to provide reimbursement relief

Senate bill introduced to provide reimbursement relief

WASHINGTON – Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have introduced S.1294, a bill that would extend the 75/25 blended Medicare reimbursement rate for suppliers in non-rural, non-competitive bidding areas through the end of 2024.  

“This bill would provide an additional measure of relief and stability for non-rural, non-CBA suppliers and also have positive impacts on rates from other payers who are influenced by Medicare rates," said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. "This is a top advocacy priority for AAHomecare and the HME community, and we need to get every segment of our industry behind it." 

An omnibus bill passed in late 2022 extended the 75/25 blended reimbursement rate through the end of 2023.  

S. 1294 will be a major talking point when more than 50 HME stakeholders from around the country descend onto Washington, D.C., on May 9-10 for a fly-in organized by AAHomecare.  

The association will also provide information next week about how people can join in grassroots efforts.


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