NFIB members (National Federation of Independent Business) will be able to speak directly with HHS Sec. Tom Price in a teleforum, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st at 11am EST. You must be an NFIB member to be on this call.
NFIB members, please take this opportunity to call in and ask the Secretary how he can help with the 6 month repayment of the implementation of Section 16007 in the CURES Act.
Beginning July 1, 2016, suppliers faced reimbursement cuts of nearly 50 percent as outlined by 414.210(g)(9), which was retroactively delayed with passage of the CURES Act. On February 10, 2017, CMS submitted Change Request 9968, which notified the DME MACs that they could begin dispersing allocated funds beginning on May 1 with implementation by July 3, 2017. This delay is unnecessary as more suppliers are forced to close their businesses on a weekly basis while waiting for payments on services provided nearly one year prior.
We need Congress to direct CMS to adjust this date to reflect this urgency and direct the DME MACs to begin dispersing these reimbursements immediately.
Thanks to VGM member and NFIB board member Don Jones of Southern Medical for sharing this information.