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In brief: Cardinal targets the home, EZ-Access makes buy

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09/18/2015

DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health now offers certain products direct to the consumer through a new “Hospital Quality at Home” brand.

The brand offers products in advanced wound care, first aid, personal care and home healthcare.

CMS makes face-to-face changes official

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09/18/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated its

CMS could move soon on face-to-face requirement

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02/27/2015

WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives paves the way for CMS to start enforcing the face-to-face requirement.

Nurse advocates and secret buyers

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When we get started on a new issue, we spend a couple of days calling providers, consultants, attorneys…you name it. Not everything we hear makes it into print, but often what we hear is interesting nonetheless.

In brief: F2F audits must wait, ResMed resolves patent dispute

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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed its contractors not to retrospectively audit providers for compliance with the face-to-face requirement. The news comes via an Aug.

CMS to contractors: Wait until enforcement to audit

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09/02/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed its contractors not to retrospectively audit providers for compliance with the face-to-face requirement.

Confusion over contents

E0442, E0443 and E0444 need to be on orders, stakeholders say
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08/22/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers need to be more diligent about making sure oxygen contents, which are now subject to the face-to-face requirement, are included on original orders, say industry stakeholders.

Face-to-face fanfare

Rule means ‘heavy lifting’ for providers
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08/02/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders recommend that HME providers learn the ins and outs of the face-to-face rule well before CMS starts enforcement on Oct. 1.

CMS pushes back face-to-face requirement

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06/28/2013

BALTIMORE – The HME industry got a small reprieve June 27 when CMS announced it would not enforce the new face-to-face requirement until Oct. 1.

The rule was slated to go into effect July 1, along with Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Face-to-face rule will burden patients, say confused providers

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06/21/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A resounding 95% of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say CMS’s new face-to-face requirement will significantly impact patient access.

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