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Bill breathes life into telehealth for respiratory therapy

May 7, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill to encourage the use of telehealth by registered respiratory therapists has been introduced in the House of Representatives. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Earl Carter, R-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., on May 2 introduced H.R. 5208, which would establish a pilot program that allows registered respiratory therapists, under the supervision of a physician, to provide certain telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries with COPD. "The American Association of Respiratory...

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With sleep therapy, screening is easy, treatment is hard

June 20, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A new bill that would increase sleep apnea screening requirements for Medicare beneficiaries is a positive step, but it overlooks problems in the program when it comes to therapy, say providers.“I think it's great to see so much attention placed on screening,” said Lisa Feierstein, president and co-founder of Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare.“But the other side of the regulatory framework just sets everyone up for failure by making it difficult for patients to...

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In brief: Lawmakers introduce bid bill, SBA hosts stakeholders at hearing

June 20, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding. H.R. 4920, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014, would also require providers to prove they meet licensure requirements before they submit bids. “AAHomecare is putting the full weight of the industry behind this practical piece of legislation,” stated Tom Ryan, president and...

Audits, Bill, Binding Bids, competitive bidding, copd, covidien, diabetes supplies, SBA hearing


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Lawmakers introduce bid bill

June 20, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding.H.R. 4920, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014, would also require providers to prove they meet licensure requirements before they submit bids.“AAHomecare is putting the full weight of the industry behind this practical piece of legislation,” stated Tom Ryan, president and CEO...

Bill, Binding Bids, competitive bidding, licensure


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