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White paper highlights critical need for catheters

White paper highlights critical need for catheters

WASHINGTON D.C. – AAHomecare and other stakeholders have developed a white paper to educate payers and state Medicaid programs on the importance of access to intermittent catheter products and services.  

The paper addresses the variables going into managing each person’s urinary retention needs, the role of the HME provider, the risks of improper management, the challenges of limited HCPCs codes for a variety of products, and the value of managing urinary needs with sustainable reimbursement.   

“Home medical equipment providers are doing their best to provide the specific catheters that best meet an individual’s unique medical, anatomical and lifestyle needs within the constraints of the payer’s reimbursement,” said Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations at the AAHomecare. “By working with payers to ensure that these benefits adequately cover the cost of providing these products and services, we can remove barriers to care, save the payer money overall via better health outcomes, and increase end user satisfaction.” 

The white paper, The Critical Need to Provide Intermittent Catheter Urological Supplies Specific to Patient Need to Improve Health Outcomes, was developed in conjunction with United Spinal Association, WOCN, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), and Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board.


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