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Providers commend CMS on changes to Round 2021

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision not to push forward with the majority of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program has been met with support from numerous providers.

CQRC promotes bill during Nat’l Respiratory Care Week

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10/27/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care is celebrating National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 26-31, by promoting H.R. 8158*, a bill that would eliminate the budget neutrality requirement for home oxygen services, supplies and equipment.

Expanding telehealth is ‘worthwhile for everybody’

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory is throwing its support behind the CONNECT Act, a bill that would expand telehealth services for RTs, because it would also help to strengthen the referral process for oxygen therapy.

CQRC backs telehealth bill

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09/01/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies, is backing a bill in the House of Representatives that would expand telehealth services to allow RTs to provide services as part of CMS’s Innovation Center alternative payment models.

Lawmakers, stakeholders continue press for bid delay

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08/06/2020

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation has asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma to delay Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program during the public health emergency.

CQRC taps Teufel as new chairman

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07/16/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has named Crispin Teufel as chairman of the board.

CQRC to CMS: Help providers do their jobs

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03/30/2020

I am writing on behalf of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) to highlight how our members—the home oxygen, sleep, and ventilation therapy suppliers and manufacturers–are prepared to help during the COVID-19 emergency when patients diagnosed with th

In brief: Providers deploy precautions, infusion bills introduced

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03/13/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have begun taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees, patients and their communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

CQRC backs AHRQ report

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03/03/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has highlighted a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that found patients who use home respiratory therapies tend to experience better health outcomes than those who do not.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

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