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Stakeholders 'push back' on vent changes

June 12, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS's plan to overhaul vent codes has industry stakeholders saying, “Slow down.”“We want to understand what authority CMS has to make that drastic of a change,” said Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. “We will certainly be pushing back a little bit, from a clinical standpoint and a regulatory standpoint. This is a coding and allowables issue.”CMS announced June 4 that it wants to overhaul the product category on Jan....

E0464, non-invasive vents, ventilators


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'Challenging' product put out to bid

May 1, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS's decision to include non-invasive vents in competitive bidding is a “knee-jerk” reaction to a spike in billing that could have adverse consequences for patients, say providers.“I see the potential for some adverse effects, some failures, and some deaths,” said Bill Hart, director of clinical services for Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Advent Home Medical. “I have companies in mind that are all about quantity, not quality.”CMS announced in April that...

E0464, non-invasive vents, Round 1 2017


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