Support Needed for Dear Colleague Letter to CMS. Reach out to your member of Congress today!

Published in Government Relations on October 05, 2021

Deadline for House Dear Colleague letter to CMS extended to Thursday, October 7.  

As of this morning, there are 38 supporters of the letter. See the current list of supporters here. We need so many more! Please reach out to your member of Congress today asking them to sign this letter asking Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to finalize the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) proposed rule that was issued on October 27, 2020.  

The rule would establish methodologies for adjusting the fee schedule payment amounts for DMEPOS items furnished in non-competitive bidding areas (non-CBAs) on or after April 1, 2021 or the date immediately following the duration of the public health emergency, whichever is later. This includes the provisions to extend the Medicare 50/50 blended rate for DMEPOS in rural/non-contiguous areas. Additionally, the letter requests CMS to consider additional policies to ensure access to DMEPOS items for Medicare beneficiaries.

Click here to see the letter.  

Please act today! We’ve made it easy for you! It only takes a minute to send a message. Simply click here to send an email/letter to your representative asking them to support this letter. A letter has been composed; you’re welcome to add additional context to the request if you like.  

Encourage your friends and co-workers to reach out as well! We need all hands on deck! 


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