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In brief: Relief payments begin, private insurers relax requirements

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04/10/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has begun making an initial $30 billion in relief funding available to hospitals and providers as part of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Relief payments begin

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04/10/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has begun making an initial $30 billion in relief funding available to hospitals and providers as part of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Providers asked to do the right thing

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04/09/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders, including AAHomecare and VGM, are urging providers to use their best judgment when applying new guidance from CMS.

CMS allows upgrades to multi-function vents

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04/07/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has allowed for expanded use of multi-function ventilators (E0467), according to an MLN Matters article.

Private insurers relax requirements

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04/07/2020

WASHINGTON – Humana and Anthem have updated their payments and policies amid the coronavirus outbreak, AAHomecare reports.

CMS loosens requirements for respiratory equipment

Some fear, however, that new guidance is not explicit
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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS in an interim final rule published March 30 appeared to significantly expand access to respiratory therapy by temporarily waiving the coverage criteria and face-to-face requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – The stimulus package passed March 27 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.

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.

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