CHA News Article

CHA Issue Brief Describes Durable Medical Equipment Challenges for Hospitals

CHA has developed the attached issue brief to summarize member concerns about lack of timely access to durable medical equipment (DME) for Medicare beneficiaries upon hospital discharge. This challenge has become increasingly acute since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented its Competitive Bidding Program. The issue brief includes results from a survey of more than 400 hospital-based case managers, as well as case examples and policy recommendations, and will be used to support CHA’s ongoing advocacy on this issue.