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AAHomecare’s Analysis - A Closer Look at the Rural Relief IFR

Friday, May 18, 2018  
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Last week’s release of the long-awaited Interim Final Rule on rural relief was met with a measure of disappointment for many in the HME community on account of the shorter-than-expected period of relief, the lack of relief for non-CBA suppliers not located in rural areas, and the lack of clarity on reimbursement rates beyond the end of 2018.  However, the IFR does provide needed relief for rural suppliers and other provisions that could positively impact future reimbursement policy.  Here’s a closer look at the proposed changes that AAHomecare put together regarding what’s in the IFR and how it sets the stage for our next steps going forward.