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Tennessee advances bill to ease licensure requirements

March 9, 2023HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Senate on March 6 unanimously passed Senate Bill 0925, which would allow out-of-state providers of home medical technology to give services without needing a license to conduct business in the state, according to local news outlets. In February, the House Health Subcommittee approved sending companion bill House Bill 1429 to the full Health Committee. The legislation, named “Quinnlee’s Law,” is named after a one-year-old girl who recently...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Licensure requirements

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CQRC: Slow down bid program

May 31, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care says the findings of a recent Office of Inspector General report further demonstrate the need to slow down the national rollout of Medicare's competitive bidding program.“Federal policymakers should carefully evaluate the risk for implementing cuts too fast and take measures to ensure access to quality patient care is prioritized and protected,” said Dan Starck, chairman of the CQRC, a coalition of home respiratory therapy providers...

Competitive Bidding, Licensure requirements

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Alabama: Sharp line divides providers

June 20, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The ink was barely dry on a new law making a brick-and-mortar location a requirement for licensure in Alabama when providers in neighboring states found themselves on the wrong side of the divide.“I have a location in Columbus, Ga., that is separated from Phoenix City, Ala., by the Chattahoochee River—it's 1.6 miles from the state line,” said Tyler Riddle, president of MRS Homecare. “Now the state of Alabama tells me I can no longer get an Alabama license,...

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Alabama: Requirement gets physical

May 23, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - HME providers here in March hailed the passage of a bill that they say will protect Medicare beneficiaries from shoddy service.The bill, H.B. 225, contains a provision that makes a physical presence in the state a requirement of licensure for most HME providers. Signed into law March 19, it is slated to take effect Aug. 1.“We had people shipping oxygen concentrators and power mobility devices with absolutely no one within 1,000 miles to look after the patients,” said...

Competitive Bidding, Licensure requirements, Michael Hamilton, Peter Czapla

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New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?

November 8, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - It's still early, but industry stakeholders are already hearing reports of licensure issues in the Round 1 re-compete.This time, however, it's licensed providers that say their bids were rejected because, according to the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC), they were not properly licensed.“We've just begun licensure analysis, but CMS seems to be making the same kind of mistakes,” said Cara Bachenheimer, senior vice president of government relations for Invacare....

AAHomecare, Cara Bachenheimer, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor CBIC, H.R. 1717, Licensure requirements, Market Pricing Program (MPP), People for Quality Care, Round 1 Recompete, Round 2, Tom Ryan

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