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Hurricane Harvey

Industry, CMS need to ‘have conversation’ about disaster relief


WASHINGTON – The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders.

First-person account: Anne Kieschnik

Houston has a big heart

HOUSTON – Anne Kieschnik has worked in the complex rehab industry for more than 38 years and has lived in Houston her whole life.

She’s no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms, but Hurricane Harvey in August packed a punch like she’d never seen before.

Aeroflow donates to Harvey victims


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare will donate medical equipment and supplies, including wheelchairs, diapers and bed pads, to residents of Orangefield, Texas, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in August.

Hurricane Harvey: FODAC helps manage equipment needs


HOUSTON – Representatives from Atlanta-based Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), which provides mobility aids to people with disabilities, traveled to storm-ravaged Houston this week to help set up and manage national collection and local distribution of DME

Disaster relief: Stakeholders press for policy changes


WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida last week, industry stakeholders met with CMS officials to discuss serious issues that arise in disaster situations.

CMS issues disaster guidance for DME


WASHINGTON – Medicare will pay for beneficiary-owned DME that has been damaged or destroyed in circumstances related to a declared emergency like Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey: Providers begin clean up, question CMS policy


HOUSTON – As the massive flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey began to recede last week, HME providers were starting to assess the damage wrought by the historic storm.