When Will We See Better Regulatory Environment for HME?


When Will We See Better Regulatory Environment for HME?

Operating environment for providers who depend on Medicare remains exceptionally challenging
The operating environment for home medical equipment providers who depend on Medicare reimbursement (as well as the wide range of payers who peg their rates to the Medicare fee schedule) remains exceptionally challenging.
I continue to hear from or read about HME companies who are reducing their offerings, no longer accepting assignment, or going out of business altogether. These reports are always dispiriting, but they are not surprising given how companies serving rural communities have been saddled with Medicare reimbursement cuts of 50 percent or more across almost every product …

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