Archives: CMA Comments, Responses, and Letters : Page 2

Center Comments on Proposed Rule that Would Significantly Alter the Medicare Administrative Appeals Process

We strongly object to other proposals which, on their face, might appear to make things easier for both appellants and adjudicators, but in practice would likely severely dilute the rights of beneficiaries pursuing appeals.

Center Comments on Proposed Rules for Dialysis, DME Fee Schedule, ESRD Care Model

Comments on the proposed rule concerning Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program and Fee Schedule Adjustments, Access to Care Issues for Durable Medical Equipment; and the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model (CMS-1651-P)

Sign-On Letter: Access to Care Issues for Durable Medical Equipment

We continue to observe that the misalignment of payment procedures in Medicare and Medicaid results in denials, delays, and higher than appropriate health care costs for essential DME among dually eligible beneficiaries.

Center Comments on Chronic Care Reform

Congress should prioritize solutions to improve care quality for persons with multiple chronic conditions. The health care needs of older adults and people with disabilities should be at the center of these efforts.

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