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In brief: Relief payments begin, private insurers relax requirements

April 10, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has begun making an initial $30 billion in relief funding available to hospitals and providers as part of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.The funding is part of the $100 billion in relief funding to providers called for in the CARES Act recently passed by Congress.This initial, broad-based distribution will go to hospitals and providers across the U.S. that are enrolled in Medicare. Hospitals and providers are allotted a portion of the $30 billion based on their...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Private insurers, Relief payments

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Private insurers relax requirements

April 7, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Humana and Anthem have updated their payments and policies amid the coronavirus outbreak, AAHomecare reports.For members with a COVID-19-related diagnosis, Humana is now: covering short-term oxygen use, waiving the signature-at-delivery requirement for DME, waiving all out-of-pocket medical costs related to treatment, increasing flexibility around telehealth for physician office visits, and suspending medical records requests for pre- and post-paid claim review processes.“The changes...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Policy changes, Private insurers

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