Grassroots Accountability Project

KEY ISSUES

Welcome to the GAP, the HME industry’s grassroots advocacy initiative! Below are the key HME priorities that GAP volunteers are working on. Thanks for getting involved and helping make a difference for the HME community and those we serve!

Competitive Bidding: Non-Bid Relief

The competitive bidding program has driven reimbursement rates for home medical equipment down to a level that has made it difficult and even impossible for HME suppliers to continue to service patients in need. The application of reimbursement rates set by the bidding program is disrupting Medicare beneficiaries’ access to the medical equipment they need to remain home and avoid a stay in the hospital or skilled nursing facility. Legislation in previous years sought to preserve beneficiary access across non-bid America. Industry stakeholders will pursue legislation in 2021 to provide relief to HME suppliers and improve the lives of patients.