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The Decline of Medical Equipment Providers Across the U.S. Affects Your Access to Equipment

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The Decline of Medical Equipment Providers Across the U.S. Affects Your Access to Equipment

Posted On: November 26, 2019 by People For Quality Care in: Blog

Over the last ten years, there has been a significant decline in the number of medical equipment providers across the country. This is due to reimbursement cuts, regulatory restrictions, and excessive and unreasonable audits that (primarily) smaller durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers are facing. By clicking here, you can see the exact number of DME suppliers that have closed across the country. The highest percentage of DME business closing are the states colored in dark blue. These states have lost the most of providers by nearly 50%: California Arizona Texas Louisiana Illinois Ohio Florida Delaware New Jersey Connecticut When DME suppliers are forced to close their doors, YOU are directly impacted because your ability to receive equipment that you need, such as wheelchairs, canes, oxygen, etc., become less accessible and more difficult to obtain.  What can you do to help? Currently, there is a bill circulating that can help with this issue.

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