AAHomecare and NEMEP push for Medicaid rate stability in New York

March 11, 2021

AAHomecare is working with the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association (NEMEP) to support new legislation requiring Medicaid MCOs in New York to reimburse DME providers at no less than 100% of the state’s published Medicaid DME and CRT fee schedule.

A.5368 was introduced by Assembly member John McDonald III and co-sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Gottfried on February 16, 2021. A Senate companion bill, S.5118 followed on February 24, introduced by Sen. Gustavo Rivera.

This legislation is critically needed to ensure that New York Medicaid beneficiaries who rely on home medical equipment will maintain strong access to quality products and related services.

If you are a New York-based supplier, you can quickly send a message to your representatives in the New York legislature via AAHomecare's Action Center. A pre-written message will come up once you’ve entered your ZIP code; you are encouraged to add information about your company’s work supporting New York Medicaid recipients and how rate stability will help you in that mission. Please share that link with your colleagues and peers in New York to build more support for the legislation.

You can find additional perspective on the issue in this document developed by NEMEP. Contact Laura Williard, lauraw@aahomecare.org, or David Chandler, davidc@aahomecare.org, for more information on AAHomecare’s work to support Medicaid rate stability nationwide.