HME Access Study

Healthcare research firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates has finalized and released their report Access to Home Medical Equipment: Survey of Beneficiary, Case Manager and Supplier Experiences.  

The report, based on a survey of more than 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries, case managers/discharge planners, and home medical equipment (HME) suppliers, finds that the bidding program has “negatively affected beneficiaries’ access to durable medical equipment (DME) services and supplies, adversely impacted case managers’ ability to coordinate DME for their patients, and placed additional strain on suppliers to deliver quality products without delay.”  

Executive Summary

Survey Hightlights

Access to Home Medical Equipment: Survey of Beneficiary, Case Manager and Supplier Experiences -- Full Report

Appendix

The survey and report were commissioned by the American Association for Homecare, and released on October 10, 2017.