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New rates fuel ‘engine’ of HME industry

Providers

New rates fuel ‘engine’ of HME industry

April 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – An increase in oxygen reimbursement is a shot in the arm for the HME industry, say providers. CMS in March released an updated fee schedule for oxygen that will result in an increase in fee schedule amounts ranging from $6.72 to $8.19 in former competitive bidding areas; $5.17 to $5.43 in other non-rural areas; and $4.14 to $6.82 in non-contiguous and rural areas, according to the VGM Group. “This is a big thing for our industry, and it needs to be celebrated,”...

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Providers

'This is where we shine'

March 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Whether it’s a global pandemic, a natural disaster or a poorly thought-out government policy, independent HME providers say they will continue to show up for patients. BritKare recently donated wheelchairs and oxygen tanks to help vaccination efforts at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, where large turnouts have meant lengthy waits in line for seniors, including owner Josh Britten’s grandmother. “She has COPD and when she had issues with the long line, we knew...

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