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NY Medicaid unbundles CPAP benefit 

May 17, 2022HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State Medicaid will unbundle all CPAP and BiPAP supplies from new set ups effective June 1, AAHomecare reports. The program has also unbundled heated humidifiers and cool humidifiers, according to a 202-page DME Manual Update. Additionally, the program has made it an option to purchase PAP devices or rent them as a 10-month capped rental. NEMEP’s Payer Relations Committee, chaired by David Chandler of AAHomecare, and NEMEP President John Quinlan worked with Medicaid...

AAHomecare, CPAP, Medicaid, New York

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Epic snowfall puts providers on standby

November 21, 2014Tracy Orzel

BUFFALO, N.Y. - HME providers say this week's record-breaking 7 feet of snow dumped on Buffalo and parts of Western New York hasn't hampered operations—much. “We've gotten calls, but none of them have been emergencies,” said Jim Travis, president of Buffalo Wheelchair in West Seneca. “We have people calling, wanting us to come fix a break on a wheelchair, not knowing that our office and all of our trucks are under snow. It's two separate cities right now....

New York, Provider, snow

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Providers persevere through floods, outages

November 2, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Hurricane Sandy may be over, but HME providers and their patients in the hardest-hit areas are still dealing with the fallout—and there are more dark days ahead. When Sandy struck the New Jersey coast Oct. 29, it cut power to East Coast residents and caused massive flooding. "You can't even imagine the situation down there (in the New York City area)," said Carol Napierski, executive director of the New York Medical Equipment Providers Association. "Power lines are...

Bachs Home Health Care Supply, Cape Medical Supply, Hurricane Sandy, Lincoln Medical Supply, Medicare, New York, Provider, Reliable Medical, Robert Home Medical

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On the Move

Can't even get arrested in this town

August 24, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

I've been following this story a bit because I follow United Spinal on Twitter and they've been keeping me up-to-date. Basically, if you're in a wheelchair in New York, you can't get a taxi to save your life. There are 231 accessible cabs—as compared to 13,000 not-accessible ones. United Spinal joined with some other disability rights groups to sue the New York City Taxi and Limousine corporation to get them to buy accessible cabs when it's time to replace old ones. Not - "Hey, throw out all...

New York, United Spinal

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New York

March 3, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ALBANY, N.Y. - The state Medicaid program hopes to do a better job of  weeding out inappropriate payments for certain HME this year, a move that it believes will save $1.9 million in 2010-2011. The state believes the move will save even more money, $2.3 million, in 2011-2012. "At first blush, it sounds like they're going to be putting more edits in the system," said Carol Napierski, executive director of the New York Medical Equipment Providers association (NYMEP). "We just hope they...

Medicaid, New York

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