Charm Medical Supply Continues Fight Against Massachusetts Medicaid Cuts

Charm Medical Supply continues its fight against proposed MassHealth cuts that would detrimentally impact thousands of MassHealth patients.

Online PR News – 13-January-2010 – – Charm Medical Supply, a Massachusetts based healthcare and durable medical equipment supplier, and the New England Medical and Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED), continue their efforts to defeat proposed Medicaid cuts that Massachusetts’ Division of Health Care and Finance and Policy has proposed. Charm and NEMED will meet with Terry Dougherty, Interim Medicaid Director for Massachusetts’ Health and Human Services Division, on Friday, January 15 to voice their concerns.

The upcoming meeting comes on the heels of a passionate hearing in Boston on December 16, 2009. The hearing drew many people, most on the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, MassHealth, who testified how the cuts would severely and negatively impact their quality of life and their access to basic medical supplies.

The well-being of these Medicaid patients is significantly dependent upon their providers’ ability to regularly deliver products, thus allowing these patients to be cared for at home instead of in hospitals or nursing facilities. Further reimbursement cuts would force the healthcare and equipment suppliers to substitute inferior products, eliminate routes, reduce insurance processing service, or go out of business entirely. It is believed that these cuts will ultimately cost the Commonwealth more money due to the negative outcome which would result if this population is denied these supplies.

All concerned citizens and MassHealth patients are encouraged to contact their legislators regarding these proposed cuts.