DME Industry Disaster Cost Survey Open

Published in Government Relations on September 02, 2022

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The DME Community Emergency Community Response Group is seeking assistance in compiling data that can be sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to showcase the expenses incurred before, during, and after a natural disaster. Our end goal is to better assess the true costs DME suppliers incur in responding to natural disasters and to develop recommendations for CMS on reimbursement opportunities to account for these expenses.

We need to hear from you! Your participation in the survey is important as we need a robust response from the DME community as we gather intel to make improvements to reimbursement during disasters. Deadline to take the survey is September 23, 2022.

Thank you for your time!

TAKE THE SURVEY


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  1. billing & reimbursement
  2. emergency response
  3. vgm government

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