NEMEP Recent Accomplishments

  • NEMEP frequently met with NYS DOH (Medicaid) and succeeded in changing the drop ship policy to align with Medicare's policy (no more wet signatures)  

  • NEMEP is also working with NYS DOH to require Licensure for HME through policy to eliminate HME providers from out-of-state  

  • NEMEP hired an experienced lobbyist firm and successfully introduced legislation in the NYS House and Senate to set a floor for all Medicaid Managed Care insurers with a goal of stable rates at 100% of the NYS Medicaid fee schedule to protect patient access to care

  • NEMEP is working regularly with NJ Medicaid for set call 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 worked together with industry partners and successfully removed ventilators from Competitive Bidding

  • 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 a “Provider Helping Provider” system to resolve equipment and PPE shortages during the pandemic and beyond for assistance



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    Contact

    Beth Bowen, Executive Director
    Email: beth@northeastmep.org


    Address:
    PO Box 4411

    Cary, NC 27519-4411

    Direct Dial: (919) 387-1221
    Fax: (919) 249-1394

        

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