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VGM: Push for H.R. 6641

VGM: Push for H.R. 6641

WASHINGTON – VGM Government Relations is urging providers to reach out to Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, asking for the DMEPOS Relief Act of 2022 to be included in an end-of-year package.  

Introduced in February, H.R. 6641 would extend a 90/10 blended reimbursement rate for the 13 product categories excluded from Round 2021 of competitive bidding through Dec. 31, 2023. The bill currently has 25 co-sponsors. 

“HME suppliers need help,” VGM stated in a blog update. “They are being affected by supply chain disruptions, shipping costs, staffing issues, and poor reimbursement rates. Providers have been stuck with rates established under the flawed competitive bidding system in 2015.”  

A small group of HME stakeholders met with Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., on Oct. 28 to discuss the importance of passing HME reimbursement relief. Guthrie is on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is one of the top legislators on the Health Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce. 

Reach out to your member of Congress here.



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