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Post-PHE environment could be complicated

October 7, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll were nearly evenly split on whether or not they’re prepared to operate in a post-PHE environment.  A slight majority, 52.63%, reported they’re not prepared, particularly with a 75/25 blended Medicare reimbursement rate for providers in non-rural areas set to expire along with the PHE.  “Rates are already too low to cover costs,” wrote one respondent.  CMS in September pointed to an eventual...

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Providers should prepare to move on from PHE

September 9, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – CMS has begun setting the stage for the end of the public health emergency and so should HME providers, say stakeholders.  The agency recently released an overview, “Creating a Roadmap for the End of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency,” and while it doesn’t provide new information, it summarizes waivers still in place and those that have already expired.  “Eventually, the PHE is going to come to an end and suppliers need to be thinking...

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