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CMNs, COVID and the Dunkin’ run

August 20, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

From the moment I open my eyes in the morning, I have one goal: coffee. This is normal any day of the year, but on Cape Cod, getting coffee from Dunkin Donuts is a competitive sport that requires getting keys, wallet and shoes lined up the night before, getting up extra early to try and beat the lines, and dodging horrible drivers (hey, it’s Massachusetts) in the small parking lot, all for the magic elixir that keeps me going. And I’ve needed that fuel to keep up with all the happenings...

Cape Cod, COVID-19, Dunkin, Home Medical Equipment, Oxygen NCD

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Proposed oxygen changes: Overall, they're positive, providers say

July 30, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Providers support proposed changes to the oxygen benefit that they say will ease paperwork burdens and expand access to therapy, but they’d like to see more details.  CMS in July issued a proposed national coverage determination for home oxygen therapy that, among other things, removes the CMN requirement and expands access for acute conditions.  “This would open it up for physicians being physicians and prescribing what they see as...

Home Oxygen Equipment, Oxygen NCD

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CMS updates: Hurricane relief, oxygen NCD

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

The Department of Health and Human Services last week declared public health emergencies in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Laura, opening the door for CMS to then extend a number of waivers to health care providers. For medical equipment and supplies, CMS has suspended certain requirements necessary for Medicare beneficiaries who have lost or realized damage to their DME, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies as a result of the PHECMS has initiated a review of the national coverage determination...

Oxygen NCD, Public Health Emergency

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