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Competitively bid vents? Providers fear worst

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11/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – There are too many unknowns and there is too much at stake for CMS to include non-invasive ventilators in its competitive bidding program, providers say.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

In brief: CMS downplays vent concerns, NSM and BraunAbility partner on education

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10/25/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Vent providers fear worst

‘We’re really just being asked to cut our rate and offer no other support’
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04/05/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The lack of clear guidance for non-invasive ventilators could make it difficult to calculate bids for the product and could, ultimately, compromise patient care, say providers.

CMS doubles down on vents

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11/20/2018

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.

Non-invasive vents and Medicaid: Are more states expanding coverage?

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07/13/2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina Medicaid’s recent decision to cover non-invasive ventilators for patients means Aeroflow Healthcare can now offer the service in its own backyard.

Viemed ready to stand alone

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03/16/2018

LAFAYETTE, La. – With its corporate split in the rearview mirror, Viemed Healthcare has hit the ground running, company execs told investors on a recent earnings call.

Vents: RACs join the party

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01/26/2018

WASHINGTON – The national recovery audit contractor for HME has set its sights on ventilators, but that’s no big surprise, industry stakeholders say.

ResMed secures contract

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06/29/2016

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has been awarded a three-year supplier group-purchasing contract from Premier, a healthcare improvement alliance.

Insurers follow Medicare’s lead on vents

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04/01/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Commercial payers have wasted no time drastically reducing reimbursement for non-invasive ventilators, HME providers say.