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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,...

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Providers feel burned in California

September 6, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders.To comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, the Department of Health Care Services has proposed paying 80% of Medicare's non-rural fee schedule amounts for most DME. For providers in the state, who are currently reimbursed at the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts, that's a cut of up to 60%. “From what I'm...

21st Century Cures Act, CAMPS, Home Medical Equipment, Medi-Cal


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California providers get 'best of both worlds'

February 25, 2015HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - The California Association of Medical Product Suppliers has finalized several state-specific sessions for Medtrade Spring as part of its agreement to co-locate its annual conference at the show. “Before the co-location agreement, many CAMPS members were trying to decide, 'Do I go to the CAMPS show or Medtrade Spring?'” said Tony Myrell, president of CAMPS and owner of Premier Medical Equipment in Colton, Calif. “They will now get the best of both worlds.” The sessions...

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CAMPS co-locates at Medtrade Spring

September 26, 2014HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - The California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS) will co-locate its annual meeting with Medtrade Spring in 2015. The events will take place March 30-April 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. “This co-location agreement saves CAMPS members time and money by allowing them to go to one trade show instead of two,” stated Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade, in a press release. CAMPS and Medtrade had a similar agreement a decade ago. CAMPS...

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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,...

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