Support newly introduced Medicaid rate stability legislation in New York Senate & Assembly

March 1, 2021

Please help build support for newly introduced bills in the New York State Legislature that would require Medicaid MCOs in New York to reimburse DME providers at no less than one hundred percent of the state’s published Medicaid DME and CRT fee schedule for the same services and supplies.

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 home medical equipment will maintain strong access to quality products and related services.

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.

You can find additional perspective on the issue in this document developed by the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association, who are leading the effort to advocate for Medicaid rate stability in New York.

Take action today!