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Senators introduce O&P companion bill

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08/11/2020

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to differentiate orthotics and prosthetics from durable medical equipment was recently introduced in the Senate.

CMS’s next step on vents is unclear

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08/07/2020

WASHINGTON – It was a first step, but CMS has more homework to do before it moves to establish a new national coverage determination for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, say the members of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee.

Singular Sleep fills in-lab gap at home

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08/03/2020

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Due to the risk of COVID-19, in-lab studies are problematic right now, delaying appointments by months, says Joseph Krainin, president and founder of Singular Sleep.

ABC Plus, Sleep Coaches spot revenue opportunities

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08/03/2020

LOS ANGELES – ABC Plus Pharmacy and Sleep Coaches have partnered with Team@Work to help HME providers maximize revenue by improving patient outcomes for neb-med and CPAP patients.

HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay
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07/31/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

Home infusion stakeholders explore options

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07/10/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS continues to dig in its heels on the new home infusion benefit, leaving stakeholders considering a legislative fix.

Providers on mask tools: They’re ‘tremendously valuable’

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06/26/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – New tools aim to reduce the guesswork when it comes to helping sleep apnea patients get the right masks and maintain compliance, say CPAP providers.

Diabetes prevention program aims to help pharmacies build brand

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06/19/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – In many parts of the country, community pharmacists are often the most accessible health care providers, says the National Community Pharmacists Association. That’s a big reason why the association was recently awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control to help independent pharmacies prevent Type 2 diabetes, says John Beckner, NCPA’s senior director of strategic initiatives.

Referral streams begin to return, sleep providers say

Remote patient monitoring, home sleep testing expected to lessen the impact of pandemic going forward
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06/12/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – CPAP referrals dropped off when sleep labs temporarily closed at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, but providers say things are picking back up.

When elective surgeries went away, so did many CPAP setups, says Jason Jones.

CMS makes change to multi-function vents permanent

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06/09/2020

WASHINGTON – Starting April 20, CMS permanently suspended claims editing for multi-function ventilators when there are claims for separate devices in history that have not met their reasonable useful lifetime, according to a revised MLN Matters article.

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