Protect Access to DME for Florida Medicaid Beneficiaries - Support HB1165 and SB1540

Ask your Florida State legislators to support HB1165 (A. Learned) and SB1540 (S. Jones) and join as a co-sponsor.  

This legislation would require Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) to reimburse DME providers at no less than one hundred percent of the state’s published Medicaid durable medical equipment and complex rehabilitation technology fee schedule for the same services and supplies.  It is necessary that access to durable medical equipment is protected for Medicaid members who rely on this equipment, including wheelchairs, powered mobility devices, hospital beds, oxygen systems, ventilators and respiratory care supplies, as well as orthotics and prosthetics.

In recent years, Medicaid managed care organizations have reduced reimbursement for DME products to unsustainable levels.   Many MCOs reimburse DME providers less than half of the Medicaid fee-for-service fee schedule for identical devices and supplies paid in the fee-for-service system.

Please take action to help secure co-sponsors for HB1165/SB1540, a bill that will enable DME providers to continue to provide quality products and services to families and individuals covered by Medicaid in Florida -- and ask your colleagues and contacts to add their voice to this effort, as well.

The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) would like to thank Senator Shevrin Jones and Representative Andrew Learned for their support.   We encourage additional co-sponsors for these important bills.

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