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

AAHomecare urges Medicaid to ensure access

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05/06/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to ensure state Medicaid program do not engage in cost-cutting measures that will access patient access to DME.

Pandemic elevates potential of IT in HME

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05/05/2020

The “social distancing” practice brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic presents HME providers with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and demonstrate how information technology can play a huge role in remote patient care.

Cape Medical embraces WFH

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05/05/2020

SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply made the decision to take its operations remote early in the coronavirus pandemic.

NSC waives certain supplier standards

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05/05/2020

WASHINGTON – The National Suppliers Clearinghouse has waived supplier standards on location access and hours of operation, according to AAHomecare.

ResMed sees surge in demand for vents

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05/01/2020

SAN DIEGO – ResMed generated about $35 million in revenues from a COVID-19 related surge in demand for ventilators in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020.

CMS opens up telehealth to therapists

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05/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that it will allow occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, a big win for complex rehab stakeholders.

COVID and CRT: ‘The whole flavor of stuff’ is going to change

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05/01/2020

NEW YORK CITY – Gerry Dickerson, an ATP and CRTS who works the New York City area for National Seating & Mobility, says telehealth has moved from luxury to necessity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In brief: CMS expands telehealth further, stops Advance Payment Program

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05/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including expanding telehealth further and opening up access to continuous glucose monitors.

CMS expands telehealth again, makes other changes

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04/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including allowing physical therapists and occupational therapists to provide telehealth services.

Ty Bello, Joey Graham launch podcast

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04/30/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Ty Bello and Prochant’s Joey Graham have teamed up on a two-part podcast on “Navigating the New Normal” that goes live today at 3 p.m. EST.

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