Massachusetts Medicaid taps Geriatric Medical as preferred supplier

State says it will save $3.7M
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Friday, February 2, 2018

BOSTON – The Medicaid program in Massachusetts has entered into a preferred supplier agreement for incontinence supplies with Geriatric Medical & Surgical Supply, according to a recent administrative bulletin.

Geriatric Medical is a Woburn, Mass.-based supplier of wholesale medical products to long-term care, home care and nursing home facilities.

The state will hold a public hearing on Feb. 16 to review and discuss the proposed covered products and rates.

“(The state) is proposing this action to ensure that payments are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care,” wrote the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services in the bulletin. “EOHHS anticipates that annual aggregate MassHealth expenditures will decrease by approximately $3.7 million as result of this action.”

The agreement is expected to go live March 1.

The Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England plans to attend the hearing and testify. Additionally, HOMES and Geriatric Medical, one of the association’s associate members, are holding a webinar on Feb. 5 to discuss the agreement, as well as provide details on the status of the bid, the covered products, and the onboarding and implementation plan for MassHealth members.