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Most read: Vents dominated headlines in 2018


As so often happens, 2018 was a year that saw forward progress, even as CMS seemed poised to take at least one giant step backward, as is reflected in our Top 5 most-read specialty provider stories.

CQRC sends letter to Verma on vents


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma expressing its “serious reservations” with the proposal to include home ventilators in the competitive bidding program.

CMS extends comment period


WASHINGTON – CMS has extended a comment period for its plans to add new product categories to the competitive bidding program.

CMS doubles down on vents


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders were caught off-guard by a proposal in a recent final rule to include numerous types of ventilators in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Rent vs. buy: Trace Medical expands coverage


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Trace Medical now rents ventilators to HME providers across the country.

Bill seeks improvements to vent category


WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.

Vent bill drops in Senate


WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to preserve access to ventilators for Medicare beneficiaries was introduced in the Senate today.

ResMed connects vents to the cloud

‘It’s about time,’ says one HME provider

SAN DIEGO – With Medicare stepping up scrutiny for vents, ResMed believes it has a way to keep them a viable business for HME providers.

MACs remove ‘imminent death’ requirement for vents


WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.

Stakeholders draft legislation to fight vent changes


WASHINGTON – CMS needs to dial back the wholesale changes it has made to ventilators with little input from the industry, stakeholders say.