DME: Implementation of the Medicare Bill

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Public Law No: 110-275) imposed an 18-month delay to Round I of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP) (NAHC Report , July 17). In order to ensure budget neutrality, the legislation requires a reduction of 9.5% in 2009…