WASHINGTON, D.C. – As cost pressures continue to impact the HME community, AAHomecare is launching two nationwide surveys to gather intel on the rising costs of products, shipping, and labor for those providing disposable medical supplies to end users; aggregated information will be used in advocacy efforts.
Suppliers who provide the following product categories should take the respective surveys:
- Enteral Survey: Enteral nutrition, pumps, kits, and/or supplies
- Supplies Survey: Woundcare, ostomy, and/or urological supplies
Surveys Open Until April 14
“AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council is acutely focused on issues impacting the disposable supplies space and wants to empower the Industry with data and tools that can be leveraged to educate payers on today’s market realities,” explains Ashley Plauché, AAHomecare’s Director of Membership & Public Relations. “Information from surveys like these help breathe life into our messaging on the need for sustainable reimbursement to preserve the HME infrastructure and ensure end user access.”
These surveys build upon the momentum from last year’s incontinence survey which resulted in a powerful infographic and letter to Medicaid directors. Suppliers were also able to leverage this information in individual contract negotiations with their payers including MCOs, commercial plans, and others. For additional information on the survey or AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council, contact Ashley Plauché at email@example.com.