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In brief: Sequester cuts, CPI-U adjustment, 3B’s authorization 

December 11, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and David McKinley, R-West Va., have introduced legislation to prevent Medicare reimbursement cuts to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAHomecare reports. H.R. 8840, the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act, would continue to pause the 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the public health emergency. “Suspending the 2% Medicare sequester cut has been especially helpful to the home medical equipment community, given...

3B Medical, CPI-U, sequestration

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CPI-U adjustment ‘not connected to reality,’ AAH says 

December 10, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced a 0.6% CPI-U adjustment to the 2021 DMEPOS fee schedule for products previously subject to competitive bidding provided in bid areas, AAHomecare reports. The adjustment for suppliers in rural and other non-bid areas in expected to be even less, the association says. “A less-than-1% price increase for 2021 is another example of a Medicare reimbursement methodology for HME that is not connected to the economic reality suppliers face,”...

aahomecare, CPI-U, Reimbursement

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CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments

December 14, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS's 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.The fee schedule also provides a 2.5% increase to SPAs for diabetes supplies as part of the mail-order program.It provides a 2.3% increase to current rates for DME not included in the bid program.As previously determined, by a final rule, DME in rural/non-contiguous areas will be paid a 50/50 blended reimbursement rate.“While...

CPI-U, Fee Schedule

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