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In brief: COVID-19 data, tax penalty on relief funds, oxygen shortages and review of NIV

June 26, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Older Americans and those with chronic health conditions are at the highest risk for COVID-19, according to data released by CMS last week.The data confirms long-understood disparities in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups, and among low-income populations, the agency says.“The disparities in the data reflect long-standing challenges facing minority communities and low income older adults, many of whom face structural challenges to their health that go far beyond...

coronavirus outbreak, NIV review, oxygen shortage, relief funds, taxes


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Tax-paying providers lose 21%, organizations say

June 26, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has joined 17 other health care organizations in sending a letter to Congress asking them to fix a tax penalty embedded in the CARES Act.The organizations say, without a correction, tax-paying health care providers lose at least 21% of the benefit of relief funds related to the coronavirus pandemic.“Clawing back one-fifth of the CARES Act relief will only magnify pressures for the HME community and other health care providers,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO...

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