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AAH honors HME on the frontlines

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04/07/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is encouraging those in the industry to download and use an image that thanks respiratory therapists, HME providers, manufacturers, delivery techs and support services for making a difference amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Payer relations: Make your voice heard

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04/06/2020

Q. What is the role of HME trade associations in payer relations efforts?

CMS loosens requirements for respiratory equipment

Some fear, however, that new guidance is not explicit
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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS in an interim final rule published March 30 appeared to significantly expand access to respiratory therapy by temporarily waiving the coverage criteria and face-to-face requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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04/03/2020

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.

Package provides relief to HME industry ‘on the front lines’

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03/27/2020

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.

In brief: AAH reports numerous updates, Golden Technologies makes masks for Geisinger

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03/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Stimulus package includes HME provisions

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03/26/2020

WASHINGTON – The Senate last night passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that included several HME-related provisions, including extending the 50/50 blended rate in rural and non-contiguous, non-competitively bid areas.

COVID-19: AAH organizes letter to commercial payers

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03/25/2020

WASHINGTON – More than 150 HME companies have signed a letter with policy recommendations to help providers better serve patients and ease burdens on hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, AAHomecare reports.

AAH reports numerous updates on coronavirus and HME

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03/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States.

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