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AAHomecare Statement on the Confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator

Posted On: May 25, 2021 by AAHomecare in: Press Releases

AAHomecare Statement on the Confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her confirmation as CMS Administrator. Her experience in roles at CMS, HHS, and on Capitol Hill provide a solid foundation for her work leading Federal healthcare programs that support the health and well-being of millions of individuals in every community in America. AAHomecare and the home medical equipment (HME) community are especially eager to work with Administrator Brooks-LaSure to provide a meaningful update on Medicare reimbursement rates for HME to reflect increasing product costs and new operational requirements suppliers currently face. We urge the Administrator to address this issue through the pending DME Rule and expedite release for this important regulation. HME suppliers have played a critical role in meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing effective, home-based care

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