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Round 2021: All eyes on CMS

‘We’re beginning to see a surge, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring’
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – There’s no crystal ball, but after two meetings with high-level CMS officials in late June, industry stakeholders feel there could be a chance the agency pauses Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

In brief: PHE extension, AdaptHealth’s public offering, Tricare update

A number of provisions are tied to PHE, including Medicare’s 25/75 blended reimbursement rates for non-rural, non-bid areas
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.

Stakeholders expect PHE to be extended

Number of provisions are tied to PHE, including Medicare’s 25/75 blended reimbursement rates for non-rural, non-bid areas
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07/01/2020

WASHINGTON – It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.

Oklahoma: Medicaid cuts don’t take rural challenges into consideration

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06/29/2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Steep Medicaid cuts are scheduled to take effect July 1, despite multiple meetings with Medicaid officials, leading HME providers here to feel their concerns have “fallen on deaf ears.”

Legal round up: What is price gouging?

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06/29/2020

MIAMI – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, health care attorney Matthew Fischer has found himself advising clients on matters like pivoting their business to selling PPE.

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

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06/26/2020

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.

Tax-paying providers lose 21%, organizations say

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06/26/2020

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.

AAHomecare sees increased support

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06/25/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare says it has seen a strong increase in the number of companies supporting the association at the corporate partner level.

CMS bolsters efforts to reduce burdens

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06/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has created the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens.

CMS to update COVID-19 data monthly

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06/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Older Americans and those with chronic health conditions are at the highest risk for COVID-19, according to data released by CMS this week.

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