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CQRC fights estimated 5% cut to stationary oxygen 

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CQRC fights estimated 5% cut to stationary oxygen 

December 16, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS’s “meager” 0.6% CPI-U adjustment escalates the need to pass H.R. 8158, says the Council for Quality Respiratory Care. The lack of a larger adjustment, combined with the budget neutrality requirement, means a reimbursement cut of about 5% for stationary oxygen in non-bid areas, though the impact varies by region, according to the council. “We remain hopeful that Congress will implement a technical fix to this issue through bipartisan end-of-year legislation,”...

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Stakeholders stay busy as year ends

December 11, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are making a final push to get H.R. 8158 included in an omnibus package that must pass before the 116th session of Congress convenes.  The bill, spearheaded by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, would remove the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy in rural areas.  “We’re doing our best to convince the committees of jurisdiction that...

aahomecare, budget neutrality requirement, legislative update, sequestration, VGM


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CQRC promotes bill during Nat'l Respiratory Care Week

October 27, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care is celebrating National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 26-31, by promoting H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen services, supplies and equipment. The annual event, sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care, recognizes the critical role that respiratory therapists play in promoting patient health. The CQRC commends RTs for their efforts to ensure continued access to care, even as...

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On the Editor's Desk

Chip, chip, chip

September 18, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Earlier this month, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I were trying to piece together the latest developments in reimbursement relief and we were both getting pretty frustrated. AAHomecare announced recently that the industry's champions in the House of Representatives had introduced H.R. 8158, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen therapy. The association says the House Energy and Commerce Committee requested that the provision be peeled away from the other...

Advocacy, associations, bid relief, budget neutrality requirement, lobbying


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