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State news: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

July 22, 2021HME News Staff

BOSTON – The MassHealth Medicaid program is implementing a 10% rate increase for DME claims with dates of service effective July 1, 2021.    It's also implementing a 50% increase for labor code K0739, which covers repair or nonroutine service for DME other than oxygen equipment requiring a skilled technician.  “This is a big win when we needed it most,” said Jason Morin, president & CEO of HOMES. “Between the pandemic impacts and the recent respiratory...

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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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