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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.

Industry champions spearhead CRT sign-on letter

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08/06/2020

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., are circulating a sign-on letter asking CMS to permanently exempt accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs from competitive bidding pricing.

CMS moves to solidify telehealth

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, following President Trump’s signing of the “Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access” on Aug. 3.

HHS reopens relief funding

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reopened applications for Medicare-based relief funding and extended the application deadline for Medicaid-based relief, according to AAHomecare.

HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay
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07/31/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

Accessories: Time to follow up, stakeholders say

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07/31/2020

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are working with their champions in Congress to craft a letter asking CMS to permanently change its payment policy on accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

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HME NewsPoll September 2020

HME providers are among the front-line health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients.