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Medi-Cal to temporarily boost reimbursement rates

February 26, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Department of Health Care Services has reversed plans to reduce reimbursement for oxygen concentrators 40% and will instead increase rates until the end of the public health emergency.  DHCS has submitted a waiver to CMS to increase the reimbursement rate for respiratory equipment from 80% to 100% of Medicare rural rates and eliminate a 10% clawback. Those rates will be retroactive to March 2020,...

Bob Achermann, CA Assoc of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS), Coronavirus, Medi-Cal, Pandemic

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On the Editor's Desk

This could be scary

June 22, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The California Department of Health Services recently announced a pilot program to contract DME. The department's first target: adult, non-powered wheelchairs, according to Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS). The state seeks to contract directly with manufacturers to determine a fair acquisition price on DME and then offer providers that price plus a markup, Achermann. While a number of states have contracted supplies like adult diapers,...

Bob Achermann, CA Assoc of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS), On The Editor's Desk

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