From: HME News

WASHINGTON – NAIMES will hit Capitol Hill in two weeks to discuss concerns with the Round 2 payment amounts, the association announced today.

NAIMES has also called on HME providers to join them in this informal Lobby Day, Feb. 26-27.

On Jan. 30, CMS announced a cut of, on average, 45% for certain HME. For its national mail order diabetes program, the cut was, on average, 72%.

“Businesses and lives will be destroyed, jobs lost, and patients harmed by a program that fails to meet the Congressional mandate of ‘competitive bidding,’” stated NAIMES in a bulletin.

The association plans to hold a “Hill and Issues” briefing on Feb. 26. For more information please visit www.dmehelp.org. 

There is no fee for participation, but NAIMES is asking for contributions to its advocacy fund.