WATERLOO, Iowa (April 5, 2019)—End users of home medical equipment (HME) and family caregivers will have an opportunity to share their experience obtaining HME, supplies and services impacted by the Competitive Bidding Program in the gap period across former competitive bid areas (CBAs), rural areas and non-bid non-rural areas through an online survey by People for Quality Care. While primarily targeting Medicare beneficiaries, it is also open to those with other insurance who have been impacted by the ripple-effect of the Medicare program.

“Data is a powerful tool in helping identify and substantiate the real-world issues happening across our country, and this survey enables us to better understand where the pain points are occurring across geographic areas and product categories,” explains Ashley Plauché, legislative partner for People for Quality Care and manager of Government Affairs at AAHomecare. “This intel is critical to legislators and regulatory bodies who are tasked with the responsibility of preserving beneficiary access under the Medicare benefit and can aid in our relief efforts.”

Suppliers are encouraged to assist in raising awareness of the survey and sharing the survey link with their customers and local consumer groups. The survey is currently open through Friday, April 26. For more information, visit People for Quality Care.