AAHomecare Cost Study - October 2016

A study from a well-established leader in healthcare economics shows that Medicare reimbursement rates for home medical equipment cover just 88% of overall costs for companies providing this service. 

The study, Analysis of the Cost of Providing Durable Medical Equipment to the Medicare Population: Measuring the Impact of Competitive Bidding, raises serious concerns about the future viability of the home medical equipment industry under the current Medicare model.

Executive Summary

Analysis of the Cost of Providing Durable Medical Equipment to the Medicare Population: Measuring the Impact of Competitive Bidding (full study)

The study was commissioned by AAHomecare and was performed by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, a health economics and policy consulting firm based in the DC metropolitan area. Their work has influenced the design of demonstrations and public policy decisions, and appears in numerous instances in legislation and regulation.

See also AAHomecare's press release on the Cost Study.

Contact Laura Williard at LauraW@aahomecare.org for more information.