The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) published its fee schedule adjustments for calendar year 2022 for durable medical equipment, orthotics, prosthetics, and/or supplies (DMEPOS). The rate for 2022 will increase by 5 percent.
Competitive bidding program items in former competitive bidding areas (CBAs) increased 5 percent, items in non-CBAs increased 5.4 percent, and noncompetitive bidding program items increased 5.1 percent.
“While suppliers will welcome these increases, the DME community still needs additional rate adjustments to account for the widespread product price hikes, shipping surcharges, and new operational requirements that have increased costs for our industry,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare. “Suppliers need Medicare reimbursement rates that truly reflect the market realities they face.”