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Philips Respironics to develop vent for gov’t

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09/23/2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has snagged a three-year, $13.8 million contract to develop a next-generation portable ventilator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Face-to-face rule: Clarifications provide ‘breathing room’

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09/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Recent clarifications from CMS and its contractors have loosened the noose that is the face-to-face rule, industry stakeholders say.

Separate benefit: ‘Our hope is to get it done this year’

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09/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Armed with a growing number of co-sponsors, industry stakeholders hope to get bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab in both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed this year. 

Special report: HME industry forges a new identity

Sneak peek at October issue
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09/19/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – In an industry that has become accustomed to incremental changes through the years, external forces are now combining to greatly accelerate the shift away from the old fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare system to a value-based payment model that p

Provider to wheelchair users: What pushes you?

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09/19/2014

CUMMING, Ga. – Provider Chris Malcom says his new foundation for wheelchair users, iPush, doesn’t have to be the biggest or the best. It just has to make a difference.

In brief: Bills get bump, CMS touts MA plans

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09/19/2014

WASHINGTON – A legislative fly-in on Sept. 10 spearheaded by The MED Group and supported by AAHomecare resulted in 100 meetings with lawmakers.

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CMS on Aug. 29 offered a settlement to acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals to resolve pending appeals of patient status denials in exchange for timely partial payment of 68% of the net payable amount.

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