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CMS opens access to respiratory therapy

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03/31/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare will cover respiratory related devices and equipment for any medical reason determined by clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic, CMS announced last night.

Package includes permanent change to ordering

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03/31/2020

WASHINGTON – The stimulus package passed last week also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.

van Halem Group, Ossur build confidence

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03/30/2020

ATLANTA – The van Halem Group has been given the “stamp of approval” by Ossur to provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeals services for custom orthotics and prosthetics for the manufacturer’s

customers.

Stakeholders pound pavement in Florida

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03/30/2020

TALAHASSEE, Fla. – The state of managed care in Florida motivated Sylvia Toscano, a long-time industry consultant, to visit the state capitol for the first time in January.

CMS accelerates payments to providers

Agency anticipates advanced payments to be issued within seven days of requests
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03/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS announced on Saturday that it is expanding its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers, including DME providers, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ronda Buhrmester and the search for solutions

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03/27/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Ronda Buhrmester was one of three speakers, along with Laura Williard and Ty Bello, for a webcast in March on COVID-19 that drew more than 800 attendees.

Package provides relief to HME industry ‘on the front lines’

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03/27/2020

WASHINGTON – A stimulus package passed by Congress this afternoon will provide a financial boost to HME providers caring for patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

In brief: AAH reports numerous updates, Golden Technologies makes masks for Geisinger

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03/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Stimulus package includes HME provisions

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03/26/2020

WASHINGTON – The Senate last night passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that included several HME-related provisions, including extending the 50/50 blended rate in rural and non-contiguous, non-competitively bid areas.

COVID-19: AAH organizes letter to commercial payers

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03/25/2020

WASHINGTON – More than 150 HME companies have signed a letter with policy recommendations to help providers better serve patients and ease burdens on hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, AAHomecare reports.

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