As leadership on key committees of jurisdictions negotiate on what measures to include in omnibus legislation, it is critical that the HME community make its collective voice heard in support of Medicare reimbursement relief in former CBAs and in non-rural, non-CB areas that reflects the market reality for suppliers.
There is always a great deal of advocacy from almost every segment of the business and financial sector to see their interests represented in year-end legislation, and our sources on the Hill tell us that this is expected to be a narrower-than-usual package -- so it is imperative that we make a strong impression on legislators as negotiations begin.
Please send a message to your Senate and House members asking them to support a 90/10 blended rate in CBAs and to extend the 75/25 rate relief for non-CBA suppliers granted in the CARES Act.
You are encouraged to add your perspectives on the need for an adjustment in Medicare reimbursement rates that reflects the market reality and cost environment. Please share this message with your colleagues and other contacts and encourage them to take action.