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How HME Cost of Delivery Impacts You

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How HME Cost of Delivery Impacts You

Posted On: June 9, 2022 by People For Quality Care in: Blog

Home medical equipment (HME) providers play a critical, frontline role in providing accessible, quality care to those who rely on equipment such as oxygen, mobility equipment, and more, as well as minimizing hospitalizations. However, these providers continue to face reimbursement cuts, which makes it difficult for them to provide these essential services, which affect the access of those who rely on these equipment and services.   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes brought about by it, VGM has surveyed HME providers regarding the costs associated with delivering home medical equipment as well as additional information relative to recent operational challenges such as supply change issues, employee wages, product acquisition cost increases, freight cost increases, and personal protective equipment (PPE). We also inquired as to the current wage levels of three common positions (delivery technician, billing personnel, and office staff) due to reports of required

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