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Kim Brummett


As natural disasters increase, so do out-of-pocket costs

September 1, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – With weather-related disasters seemingly more frequent and extreme, the HME industry remains frustrated that CMS doesn’t acknowledge the increased costs to DMEPOS suppliers, stakeholders say.  A day after Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida, CMS announced flexibilities for affected residents needing HME; it followed the same pattern in the days after wildfires devastated Maui in August. But providers – who go above and beyond – often do so at their...

AAHomecare, Hurricane Idalia, Natural Disaster

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