Please Reach Out in Support of H.R.6641

Published in Government Relations on November 01, 2022

Leg Update

Act Today! It is important that you reach out to your member of your congress in support of H.R.6641 - DMEPOS Relief Act of 2022 to be included in an end-of-year package.

Home medical equipment (HME) suppliers need help. They are being affected by supply chain disruptions, shipping costs, staffing issues, and poor reimbursement rates. Providers have been stuck with Rates established under the flawed Competitive Bidding System (CBP) back in 2015 

Currently, DMEPOS reimbursement rates are set by prices from the flawed Competitive Bidding Program. The problem with this is that it fails to account for the actual cost of providing DME (durable medical equipment), supplies, and services.  

Back in February, Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R—OK) and Paul Tonko (D—NY) introduced H.R.6641, the DMEPOS Relief Act of 2022, to provide a 90/10 blended rate relief to the 13 DME product categories excluded from Competitive Bidding Round 2021, providing relief from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023. 

H.R.6641 will help provide a necessary increase in DMEPOS reimbursement and take some of the strain from HME suppliers. 

It is important that everyone reaches out to help get this essential industry legislation passed. H.R.6641 is the reprieve that suppliers need to combat the poor current reimbursement rates.  

Message your legislator!


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