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


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.

Stimulus package includes HME provisions


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


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.

ResMed ramps up production


SAN DIEGO – ResMed is looking to double or triple its output of ventilators and increase more than tenfold its production of masks, says CEO Mick Farrell.

AAH reports numerous updates on coronavirus and HME


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

Ventec partners with GM to ramp up production


BOTELL, Wash. – Ventec Life Systems is collaborating with GM to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.




HME NewsPoll April 2020

The coronavirus is more severely affecting people who are over 60 years old and who have underlying conditions like diabetes, and heart and lung disease.