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Disaster relief: Stakeholders press for policy changes

September 8, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida last week, industry stakeholders met with CMS officials to discuss serious issues that arise in disaster situations.One thing being discussed: Whether there is a possibility of getting the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for oxygen tanks in such situations, says Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare.“If CMS indicates (there could be) a gap in coverage—and Laurence Wilson seems willing to do that—it'll notify FEMA,”...

aahomecare, home oxgen equipment, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma


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