State roundup: Colorado, New York, Kentucky

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has issued a proposed rule requiring a face-to-face exam no more than six months prior to the initiation of certain durable medical equipment and services. The rule further defines DME and disposable medical supplies, and adds a previously approved benefit coverage standards for speech generating devices. Comments on the proposed rule are due April 12 and a hearing is scheduled for April 17 in Denver…The New York Department of Health has delayed a reimbursement cut for incontinence supplies until March 15. The cut of nearly 30% was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 15. Stakeholders, including AAHomecare and the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association, have expressed concerns regarding the unsustainability of the cuts…Provider David Chesnut has been elected president of the Kentucky Medical Equipment Suppliers Association. Chesnut, owner and president of Pennyrile Home Medical in Cadiz, Ky., has been a member of the association for more than 25 years.