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Mark Schmeler


CRT survey seeks common ground 

May 15, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – A major goal of a survey asking for feedback on what should be included in a hypothetical new coverage policy for complex rehab technology is to “see how much people agree,” says the University of Pittsburgh’s Mark Schmeler.  UPitt, in collaboration with other investigators, launched the survey earlier this year, asking for feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including wheelchair users, caregivers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, technicians,...

Complex Rehab, Mark Schmeler, Policy, University of Pittsburgh

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NCPA develops policy department

August 10, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has developed a new Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs, distinguishing the role of regulatory and pharmacy affairs within the association. The department will help bolster NCPA’s strategic affairs, advocacy and media relations efforts. It will conduct research, legislative review and drafting; prepare regulatory comments, issues briefs, testimony and correspondence; promote pharmacy health information technology and...

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Policy, Regulatory affairs

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ADA: Improve insulin access, affordability

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association on May 24 released a public policy statement outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin access and affordability. The recommendations in “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability” include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Diabetes, Insulin, Policy

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Specialty Providers

Don't expect CMS to remain silent on vents, Stark says

July 1, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

COLUMBIA, S.C. - CMS is not done tinkering with coverage guidelines for vents, predicts consultant Andrea Stark.Discussing the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care's recent request that CMS reconsider its national coverage determination for vents, Stark said during a recent webcast: “CMS is not obligated to agree or institute any changes. However, in light of many 'quiet' changes behind the scenes, we do not expect CMS to remain silent on ventilators.”NAMDRC's...

Andrea Stark, Coverage, Policy, Vents

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AAH to consumers: Help us stand up for home care

March 17, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare plans to kick off a digital marketing campaign in April to drive consumer awareness of Medicare policies that are restricting access to home medical equipment, services and supplies. “This campaign will help consumers better understand why flawed policies affect their health and how they can make their voices heard,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO, in a press release. “Consumers will be able to stand up and defend their access to the equipment,...

AAHomecare, Advocacy, Consumer, Digital Marketing, Policy

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Guest Blog

CMS can't ignore outside input

January 15, 2014HME News Staff

There's a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner. But to be successful, the process must include input from all parties so that changes are made in a fully informed manner and result in the most effective and positive outcomes. Don Clayback.jpg That's not happening when it comes to Medicare's coverage of complex rehab technology (CRT). Medicare policy changes impacting CRT during the...

Complex Rehab, Policy, separate benefit

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