Proposed Rule: Access to DME for Dually Eligible People

On June 30, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule about the difficulties of dually eligible people (individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid) to obtain Durable Medical Equipment (DME). The proposed rule seeks information about the problem, as well as potential solutions. The proposed rule is primarily focused on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The DME request for information is separate from the ESRD-specific content. The Center for Medicare Advocacy (the Center) will respond to the request for information regarding access to DME for dually eligible people. The Center for Medicare Advocacy is encouraging other beneficiary advocates to do so as well, and to contact us if we can help. CMS seeks specific examples of problems, as well as specific solutions.

Source/more: Center for Medicare Advocacy
For more information, see 81 FR 42801 (June 30, 2016)

David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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