CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Implementing Competitive Bidding at National Level
On July 11th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule titled “Medicare Program: End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies," which includes the methodology for making national price adjustments to payments for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) paid under fee schedules based upon information gathered from the DMEPOS competitive bidding programs (CBPs) and proposes to phase in special payment rules in a limited number of competitive bidding areas under the CBP for certain, specified DME and enteral nutrition.
In addition, this rule proposes a revision to the Change of Ownership policy in the current regulations to allow a product category to be severed from a competitive bidding contract and transferred to a new contract when a contract supplier sells a distinct line of business to a qualified successor entity.
Click here for a detailed summary of the proposed rule. Thank you to the American Association for Homecare for this analysis. OAMES will continue to work closely with AAHomecare and update members as we further review this proposed rule and its impact on DME services in Ohio.