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AAHomecare wants faster DME payments from Medicare

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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A March 2010 report on Medicare contracting reform released recently by the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that suppliers of durable medical equipment such as home oxygen and power wheelchairs have encountered Medicare payment delays resulting from CMS' attempts to implement several Medicare DME reform initiatives at once. In a May 18 response to the report, Tyler Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare, writes that "Medicare beneficiaries and those who provide them with vital medical equipment deserve a more efficient administrative process, one that does not create major obstacles for legitimate businesses that are serving some of the most vulnerable people in our society." He calls on Congress and the administration to make fixes

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