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Stakeholders ‘push back’ on vent changes


BALTIMORE – CMS’s plan to overhaul vent codes has industry stakeholders saying, “Slow down.”

'Challenging’ product put out to bid

‘I see the potential for some adverse effects, some failures, and some deaths,’ says one provider

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.