Breadcrumb Home Government May 09, 2018 01:00 AM Rural medical equipment suppliers could see a raise of $290 million Virgil Dickson Tweet Share Share Email More Print The CMS wants to delay a series of cuts that this year would have hit providers of durable medical equipment in rural areas. In an interim final rule issued Wednesday, the CMS proposes giving these providers a rate increase starting June 1 through Dec. 31. Comments are due July 9.If finalized, the rule could result in $290 million in additional revenue for providers from the CMS and another $70 million in beneficiary cost-sharing from Medicare enrollees."This action will help Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas continue to access life-sustaining durable medical equipment, like oxygen equipment," CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87 CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.