Comments Requested: CMS Proposed Rule on Durable Medical Equipment – January 4

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policy changes for the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule effective April 1, 2021, or the date immediately following the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Under the rule, CMS is proposing continuation of higher payment rates for items and services furnished in rural and non-contiguous areas, classifying all continuous glucose monitors as DME, and revisions to the application process for common procedure codes.