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AAHomecare Applauds Medicaid Rate Increase

Posted On: May 12, 2023 by AAHomecare in: Press Releases

AAHomecare Applauds Medicaid Rate Increase WASHINGTON (May 12, 2023) -- Today, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) applauds a 7.5% Medicaid Fee Schedule rate increase for Florida home medical equipment providers, the companies that set-up and service patients' homes with medical equipment like ventilators, oxygen equipment and respiratory devices, power wheelchairs and more. This marks the first such reimbursement rate increase in 23 years. "This rate bump will protect access to critical homecare services and begin to relieve the financial stress on businesses in our industry. Home medical equipment providers have been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic, offering ongoing support, remote monitoring, product selection, and education of life savings resources – all with reimbursement rates set decades ago," said Crispin Teufel, CEO of Clearwater-based homecare provider Lincare Holdings Inc. This legislative win, passed as part of Florida's budget,

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