A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule (.pdf) could reduce reimbursement for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) by more than $7 billion from 2016 through 2020, largely through applying payment rates from the DMEPOS competitive bidding program in noncompetitive bidding areas. APTA has published a detailed "highlights" summary of the rule on the DMEPOS webpage, part of a suite of APTA resources on Medicare payment.
Additional proposed policies that would impact physical therapists (PTs) include:
The public will have until September 2, 2014, to submit comments on the rule, and APTA will submit comments on behalf of its members.
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