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Vents: Stakeholders disagree on way forward


WASHINGTON – Despite widespread agreement that the ventilator product category needs major improvements, the HME industry is divided on how that should be done.

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.

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.