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State news: Hazard pay in Pennsylvania, growing threat in Minnesota

July 29, 2020HME News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has helped to secure COVID-19 hazard pay for HME providers as part of the state's grant program for frontline workers, AAHomecare reports. The Department of Commerce and Economic Development added HME providers to the definition of qualified recipients after a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, and numerous emails between Mindy Eberhart, executive director of PAMS, and the department. “We are pleased that the Pennsylvania DCED...

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State news: Minnesota, Kansas

February 26, 2019HME News Staff

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has released budget recommendations for 2020 and 2021 that include reimbursement cuts for DME, MAMES reports. Walz proposes changing “the medical assistance reimbursement formula for durable medical equipment that is also covered by Medicare to pay equivalent to the Medicare rateÖThis would reduce payment for DME starting in FY 2019 and reduce the value of recoveries in the forecast starting in FY 2021.” Walz also proposes simplifying reimbursement for products...

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State news: Illinois targets MCOs, Minnesota gets approval from judge

September 14, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Proponents say a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives that would address reimbursement cuts for home medical equipment and supplies is critical as more and more payers offer below-Medicaid rates.This year, IlliniCare Health, a Medicaid MCO, announced rate cuts ranging from 10% to 50%. House Bill 5930 would prohibit MCOs from paying providers less than 10% below Medicaid “fee for service” rates.“IlliniCare was the first one, but there's been quite a bit...

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