Providers had plenty to vent about in 2015 as CMS twisted the ventilator product category this way and that in response to a spike in utilization.
BALTIMORE – CMS’s plan to overhaul vent codes has industry stakeholders saying, “Slow down.”
WASHINGTON – CMS announced late Thursday that it has dropped non-invasive vents from the competitive bidding program for Round 1 2017.
By including non-invasive vents in competitive bidding, CMS has “overlooked” the most fragile patients: those with serious neuromuscular conditions, say providers.
BALTIMORE – CMS’s decision to include non-invasive vents in competitive bidding is a “knee-jerk” reaction to a spike in billing that could have adverse consequences for patients, say providers.
BALTIMORE – CMS has drawn another thick line between ventilators and Bi-level PAP devices.
BALTIMORE – Despite widespread concerns and a new law that will eventually require modifications to the program, the next phase of competitive bidding mostly mirrors the recently completed Round 2 re-compete.
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