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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

Trump expands telehealth services to certain providers

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03/18/2020

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Coronavirus updates: MAMES, NCPA, NHIA

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03/18/2020

MAMES has cancelled its 2020 MAMES Spring Excellence in HME Midwest Conference scheduled for April 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The association is planning to move all of the programming for this event to the 2020 MAMES Midwest Conference, Oct.

Coronavirus: VGM requests support, hosts webcast

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03/17/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has sent letters to top government officials and lawmakers, asking them to take a number of steps to improve coronavirus efforts related to HME.

PHS takes steps to protect patients

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03/17/2020

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Pediatric Home Service has put in place measures to increase the safety of its pediatric patients with compromised immune systems, their families and employees.

CQRC asks CMS for concessions to protect access during coronavirus outbreak

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03/13/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has asked CMS to pay for home respiratory equipment, supplies and services for patient with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Providers deploy precautions

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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 the larger communities they serve in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

CQRC to CMS on coronavirus outbreak: We need your help to remove barriers to care

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Dan Starck
chairman, Council for Quality Respiratory Care

Editor’s note: The following letter was written by Dan Starck, chairman, Council for Quality Respiratory Care, and sent to CMA Administrator Seema Verma.

Coronavirus outbreak: AAH seeks HME-specific guidance

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03/11/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to relax Medicare requirements for chronic lung disease to better facilitate home oxygen therapy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Manufacturers weigh impact of coronavirus

ResMed, Inogen, Philips and F&P have all made comments
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03/06/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s too early to say how much the coronavirus outbreak is affecting their supply chains, HME manufacturers say, but there could be other trickle-down effects.

F&P increases guidance, in part due to coronavirus outbreak

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03/05/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has updated its revenue and earnings guidance for the financial year ended March 31, 2020, due to better-than-expected sales in its home care product group.

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