Earlier this year The Associated Press –NORC Center conducted a national survey of over a thousand people, at least 40 years old, to better understand their attitudes, perceptions, and experiences related to long term care. The objective was to gather data about what this group currently thinks about long term care and aging to determine what information is needed to inform and empower this generation to make wise planning choices.
The 2003 law that created the Medicare Part D program also changed the way Medicare pays for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies. The payment program did not affect every part of the country or every Medicare beneficiary, however.
Effective July 1, 2013, Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee as well as other parts of the country will see a change in how they obtain DMEPOS.