Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Rita Stanley, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, held a conference call for Wednesday, August 21, for general discussion on the proposed rule changes to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) regulations.
On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule containing updates to the DMEPOS regulations. The full text of the rule can be found here
, and a CMS fact sheet summarizing the major provisions in the rule can be found here
. This proposed FINAL rule will impact reimbursement for existing assistive technology, AND new technologies yet to come to market. In addition, the proposal seems to be another way that CMS can reduce reimbursement levels for new technologies once they enter the marketplace.
RESNA will be submitting comments by the deadline of September 27, 2019. Your comments and feedback are important. Linked
is an overview of the rule by Rita Stanley, with important parts highlighted.
Please feel free to forward this information to your group, or anyone you believe should provide comments.