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In brief: NHIA sues over transitional payment, Great Elm's DME biz exceeds expectations

February 15, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.A final rule published in November 2018 limits reimbursement for professional services to only those days a “skilled professional is in the home.”Under CMS's interpretation, reimbursement for services by pharmacists and other professionals services are not recognized, according to a press release.“This rule undercuts...

Great Elm, Home Infusion, KCI, KMESA, Lymphedema Treatment Act, PHS

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KMESA calls for support of MCO-related bill

February 14, 2019HME News Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. - KMESA is asking HME providers in Kentucky to support HB 224. Introduced last week by State Rep. Kim Moser, the bill seeks to ensure that DME providers are paid at the rate set by Kentucky Medicaid. It would also require that, should a patient transfer from one Medicaid managed care organization to another, services that are currently being provided under a PA will be honored by the new MCO; and require MCOs to cover, at a minimum, the same quantities of supplies covered under the...

Kentucky, KMESA, MCOs, Provider

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Stakeholders press for inclusion in spending package

March 15, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are pushing to get HME-related provisions into an omnibus spending bill.On Tuesday, Jason Orr, president of the Kentucky Medical Equipment Suppliers Association, and Thad Connally, former KMESA president, met with every office of Kentucky's delegation, including Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, to ask the Senator to support the H.R. 4229 provisions in the final package. They were joined by Tom Ryan and Jay Witter of AAHomecare.“We've got an uphill fight...

AAHomecare, Home Medical Equipment (HME), ITEM Coalition, KMESA

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