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‘There needs to be a way to recognize a patient as being part of PHE’

May 13, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are trying to guide what a post-PHE world for home oxygen therapy and other product categories might look like.  AAHomecare recently discussed with CMS a one-page recommended reference document for Medicare audit contractors reviewing claims for dates of service during and after the PHE. The document is a cheat sheet of sorts for the waivers that have been in place during the PHE that don’t require, for example, medical documentation or a signature.  “It...

Andrea Stark, Home oxygen therapy, Kim Brummett, PHE

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Follow-up survey seeks additional PHE-related costs

February 16, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is asking providers to participate in a follow-up survey related to the real cost of providing equipment, such as oxygen, hospital beds, mobility equipment and more to patients’ homes before and during the public health emergency. A previous survey of nearly 100 independent providers was shared with elected officials and other industry stakeholders. Those same elected officials and stakeholders recently requested that VGM follow up with questions relative to certain...

Home Medical Equipment, PHE

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Public health emergency renewed

July 23, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, signed a renewal of the COVID-19 national public health emergency on Thursday. “The administration will continue its whole-of-America response to ensure Americans can get the care they need throughout the pandemic,” Azar tweeted on Thursday evening. The renewal is effective July 25 for 90 days.The PHE was first declared on Jan. 31 and renewed on April 21. Several relief efforts related to HME are tied to...

Coronavirus Outbreak, PHE, Public Health Emergency

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