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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.

‘We will continue to talk to Congress,’ diabetes group says

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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Medicare’s mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has decimated the industry, shutting out suppliers and drastically cutting reimbursement.

VGM provides talking points on vent proposal

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11/20/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competi

Byram Healthcare pushes toward future of health care

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11/09/2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – From its start as Byram Surgical on the banks of Connecticut’s Byram River, to its recent, multistate contract with Kaiser Permanente, Byram Healthcare has continued to evolve with the healthcare market, says CEO Perry Bernocchi.

VieMed works to elevate NIV

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11/02/2018

LAFAYETTE, La. – As a relatively new technology, there’s a lack of hard data showing the effectiveness of non-invasive ventilators in treating patients, says Dr. William Frazier, chief medical officer for VieMed.

CMS finalizes temporary payment for infusion services

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has finalized a rule that includes a temporarily transitional payment for home infusion services, and implements a new home infusion therapy benefit.

NHIA to CMS: Don’t ‘shortchange’ home infusion

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10/30/2018

WASHINGTON – With a final rule not expected until November, industry stakeholders continue to press CMS for changes to provisions related to home infusion.

Stakeholders slam self-audits

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10/12/2018

WASHINGTON – A recent request by the DME MAC contractors for certain CPAP providers to audit themselves is setting them up to fail, say industry stakeholders.

CVS-Aetna deal clears major hurdle

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10/11/2018

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday approved the $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna.

Aeratech Medical prioritizes RTs

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10/05/2018

MEDINA, Ohio – Aeratech Medical, the first place winner in this year’s HME Excellence Awards, backs up its tag line “We are Respiratory” by putting its money where it matters—in respiratory therapy.

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