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In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

April 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The stimulus package passed March 27 also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.Previously, PAs, NPs and CNSs were only able to order DMEPOS for Medicare beneficiaries, not Medicaid beneficiaries.“These provisions will significantly improve Medicaid patient access to DMEPOS by allowing highly skilled physician assistants...

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Package provides relief to HME industry 'on the front lines'

March 27, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A stimulus package passed by Congress this afternoon will provide a financial boost to HME providers caring for patients during the current coronavirus pandemic, but there's more work to be done, say industry stakeholders.The legislation extends the 50/50 blended rate to rural areas and establishes a new 75/25 rate retroactive to March 6, 2020, for non-rural, non-bid areas—both for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.“This means new dollars coming in at a time...

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