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Relief funding: CMS stops accepting new applications for advance payment

Second tranche of CARES Act funding starts
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04/28/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has suspended its Advance Payment Program to Part B providers and has stopped accepting new applications for the program as of April 26.

VGM makes ‘tough decision’ to take Heartland online

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04/23/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has shifted its Heartland Conference to a virtual event called Heartland At Home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate refreshes PPP

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04/22/2020

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill earmarking $310 billion to replenish the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

A supply chain in distress?

Respondents report delays, back orders, cancellations, increased prices
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04/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 95% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re having trouble obtaining new equipment from manufacturers during the coronavirus pandemic.

In brief: MedPAC finds no change in health outcomes, CMS suspends CERT reviews

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04/17/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare spending for diabetes testing supplies decreased by 88% between 2010-2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, but health outcomes have remained stable.

AAH releases reimbursement tool

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04/14/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a tool to help providers analyze the estimated 75/25 blended rates for non-rural, non-competitive bid areas during the public health emergency.

CMS relents on vents

‘During a public health emergency, why would you reduce capacity when you need it’
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04/10/2020

WASHINGTON – Getting non-invasive vents dropped from Round 2021 of competitive bidding is a big deal but there’s a case to be made for delaying the entire program, industry stakeholders say.

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.

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