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Study looks at connection between electricity cost, health outcomes

October 27, 2021HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – Policymakers should consider the high costs of operating oxygen equipment and other DME, especially for low-income individuals who obtain equipment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, according to a new study published in JAMA Network. Researchers obtained DME data from CMS for 2018 and annual electricity cost data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration Electricity Data Browser for each state at residential delivery prices. Depending on the needs of the patient,...

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