The bill amends the definition of 'durable medical equipment supplier' to include a person or entity that bills or bids or plans to bill or bid in the current calendar year for services or products listed in the centers for medicare and medicaid services durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies in a current bidding program or pursuant to any successor bidding program..
The bill clarifies the requirements for a durable medical equipment supplier to do business in Colorado. For each of its physical locations providing services in Colorado, a durable medical equipment supplier must be licensed by the Colorado secretary of state and attest that each of its physical locations providing services in Colorado are within 100 miles of any Colorado-resident medicare beneficiary being served by the supplier in Colorado or any Colorado medicaid recipient who is being served by the provider in Colorado.
The bill includes language relating to licensing durable medical equipment suppliers that prohibits a supplier from meeting the requirements through a durable medical equipment warehouse or repair facility, but does allow a supplier to domicile a fully accredited facility within a durable medical equipment warehouse or repair facility.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)