WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.
WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to preserve access to ventilators for Medicare beneficiaries was introduced in the Senate today.
SAN DIEGO – With Medicare stepping up scrutiny for vents, ResMed believes it has a way to keep them a viable business for HME providers.
WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.
WASHINGTON – CMS needs to dial back the wholesale changes it has made to ventilators with little input from the industry, stakeholders say.
BALTIMORE – Despite widespread opposition, CMS will replace five codes for ventilators with two, and reduce reimbursement significantly, says AAHomecare.
With all the hullabaloo these days surrounding ventilators, it’s a good time to look at how far the technology has come in the past 25 years, says Dr. Roy Maynard, medical director for Roseville, Minn.-based Pediatric Home Service.
BALTIMORE – CMS’s plan to overhaul vent codes has industry stakeholders saying, “Slow down.”
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).
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