Over 40% of traditional companies that provided essential home medical equipment (HME), services, and supplies are no longer serving Medicare beneficiaries today compared to July 2013 according to research evaluating Medicare data.
As we reported to you in October, the Medicare funding shortage is causing company changes and creating problems for patients with their expenses increasing and challenges accessing equipment rising.
The impact is staggering.
Members of Congress share our concern and are petitioning the Administration for relief. A sign-on letter is circulating in Congress right now to ask HHS Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to make important regulatory changes to protect the HME benefit.
Send an e-mail to your Member of Congress requesting he or she sign the letter!
Medicare beneficiaries are losing resources with each week that passes by—immediate action is needed to stop the bleeding and preserve access to care. Help make a difference by reaching out today!
Please contact the HME Board for information about any aspect of licensing, including complaints, either on line here or call 334-215-3474.
For information on individual licensing requirements for diabetic (therapeutic) shoe fitters, mastectomy bra fitters and some orthotic items, contact the Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists, either on line here, or call 334-420-1111.Members whose email address is properly listed in our records can log in with that email address and by clicking on "Change password" or "Forgot password," can enter any password the system will accept. To add staff to the email list, complete this form.
To pay any invoice online, log in to this site and click on "View profile." Then click the "Invoices and payments" button, which will show any outstanding invoices and provide instructions for paying. You may pay on line with a credit card (Amex, Visa or MasterCard) or print to process for payment by check. NOTE: This applies only to the company administrator.