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DME Licensure is now a requirement in the state of Georgia!

GASenate Bill 41 gave the Georgia Board of Pharmacy authority to license DME providers who serve patients in Georgia.

CLICK HERE to review SB41, which is GA statute.

CLICK HERE to read the current rules. (Still under review by the governor's office)

CLICK HERE for an application for a DME license in Georgia. 

If you would like to join the GAMES email list and be kept abreast of information pertaining to compliance with this new statute,
CLICK HERE to email the GAMES office.


GAMES Hires Jenee’ Burke

Jenee’ Burke is the founder and owner of J. Burke Strategies, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on state and local government affairs. Among Burke’s client list are Airbnb, Clean Energy Strategies, Georgia Association of Genetics Counselors and Nissan North America.  Her lobbying efforts have proven successful in securing an agreement among energy providers that led to the passage of third-party financing for residential solar panels, extensive work with tax credits, and issues regarding Cityhood creation. 

Prior to starting J. Burke Strategies, Inc. in 2013, Burke has nearly a decade of communications and policy experience with the Georgia State House of Representatives.  As a Policy Analyst with the General Assembly, Burke served as the lead policy expert on Appropriations, Banks & Banking, Economic Development, Energy, Regulated Industries, and Small Business Development & Job Creation.

James Magazine named Burke among their rising star lobbyists in 2014 and 2015.

CLICK HERE to let Jenee know you are glad she is on our team!

The Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers


Update on CURES & GA Medicaid!

February 15, 2018
As previously shared, citing a more than $10 million shortfall in federal dollars due to implementation of the 21st Century CURES Act, Georgia Medicaid announced plans to adopt Medicare Bid rates for DME effective January 1, 2018.

The GAMES Board of Directors, with support from AAHomecare, went to work immediately questioning the methods used to arrive at this shortfall and pleading the case for patients who would certainly suffer access issues!. CLICK HERE to see the comments and supporting documentation submitted by GAMES.

The good news?

Medicaid Chief, Blake Fulenwider addressed GAMES members at the GAMES / GRTC 2018 Winter Meeting January 30th in Decatur where he shared that based on input from GAMES, and additional guidance received from CMS, the department (DCH) performed further analysis on the expected impact of CURES. He further shared (verbally) that this additional analysis indicates the shortfall to be closer to $300,000 than the previously determined 10+million. Georgia is under the CMS "aggregate" and the Medicaid fee schedule will not need to change.

BUT My Medicaid EOB's reflected a new fee schedule based on Bid rates - and my cash flow is suffering!

After receiving calls from members, GAMES leadership hopped on a call yesterday with representatives from GA Medicaid to learn more. What we understand is this: Prior to the additional analysis (as explained above), Medicaid had already implemented this new fee schedule (based on Bid rate) to begin on Jan 1, 2018. Currently Medicaid is working to adjust the fee schedule and process claims at the appropriate rate (to reflect the Oct. 1, 2018 schedule). A mass adjustment is forthcoming. At this time, we do not have a date for this mass adjustment.

Your GAMES Board, along with assistance from newly hired government consultant, Jenee Burke, will continue to engage with Medicaid and keep members updated.

GAMES is a proactive, state-wide association providing leadership, resources and support to companies that serve home care patients. If you're looking for connections to information, other people who do what you do every day, educational seminars and training for your employees, join GAMES today.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (GAMES) is to facilitate business success, influence public policy and improve patient care in the home.

Vision Statement

GAMES: Georgia's pre-eminent resource and voice of home medical equipment business, complex rehabilitation and respiratory care.

Values - Guiding Principles for GAMES

• Access to Care

• Patient Focused

• Cost Containment

• Quality Outcomes

• Healthcare Collaboration

GAMES is made up of independent, state, regional and national companies that care for patients at home. GAMES is a member of the American Association for Homecare (AAH), engaged with VGM and MED Group, and is active on the Jurisdiction C Council.

 

 

 



 
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