NEMEP recently met with NYS DOH (Medicaid) and we are expected to have changed their drop ship policy to require only a ups shipping / tracking number to mimic Medicare's new policy (no more wet signatures).
NEMEP is also working with NYSDOH to require Licensure for DME through policy to eliminate DME providers from out of state.
NEMEP is working with personnel of the NYS DOH on Medicaid Managed Care to set a floor for all Medicaid Managed Care insurers so the rates are stable (not less than NYS Medicaid) and will protect patient access.
NEMEP is working regularly with NJ Medicaid to establish a regular meeting cadence.
NEMEP’s collaboration with VGM and AAHomecare with insurers should help drive better reimbursement through an awareness campaign on the value of DME.
NEMEP together with AAHomecare recently met with Congressman Higgins to ask to have Ventilators removed from Competitive Bidding and supported reform.
NEMEP recruited signatures to delay Competitive Bidding through the Public Health Emergency.
NEMEP hosted Weekly and Bi-weekly networking virtual Meetings – “Lunch with
NEMEP” to discuss PHE/COVID related issues or other membership concerns.
NEMEP expanded the Board with a balanced regional representation, established state chairs, and considered each product category for improved member engagement.
NEMEP used our “Provider Helping Provider” system to resolve equipment and PPE shortages during the pandemic and beyond.