AAHomecare has deployed a survey for medical professionals and related support staff (including hospital discharge planners, care managers and social workers) asking for information on their experiences in getting medically-necessary HME products for their patients in a timely manner. The brief survey gives medical professionals the opportunity to share their perspectives on issues they may have faced on account of reduced availability of HME in a changing competitive environment. AAHomecare asks suppliers to share the survey with their referral sources as soon as they can.
The Association plans to use the data to support legislative efforts to demonstrate the effects of recent deep cuts for Medicare reimbursement stemming from the rates created by the latest round of the competitive bidding program, both for companies located in competitive bidding areas, as well as those in rural and non-bid areas that are subject to pricing derived from that program.
A printable version of the survey is available at aahomecare.org/CareSurvey; suppliers may also share an online version of the survey with case managers.
For more information on the survey, contact Ashley Plauché, manager of government relations at AAHomecare, at firstname.lastname@example.org.