AAHomecare Reports HME Share of Medicare Drops to 1.11%
The latest update to the National Health Expenditure Accounts shows that home medical equipment accounted for 1.11% of total Medicare expenditures in 2016, compared to 1.22% in 2015. In 2006, HME accounted for 1.6% of Medicare spending. While overall Medicare spending continues to climb, including a 3.6% increase vs. 2015, HME spending has declined by 7.5% between 2012 and 2016.
See our updated chart on HME’s share of Medicare spending, which also includes messaging on the cost effectiveness of home medical products and services, for additional perspectives.