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Most read: Vents dominated headlines in 2018

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01/24/2019

As so often happens, 2018 was a year that saw forward progress, even as CMS seemed poised to take at least one giant step backward, as is reflected in our Top 5 most-read specialty provider stories.

CQRC sends letter to Verma on vents

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma expressing its “serious reservations” with the proposal to include home ventilators in the competitive bidding program.

CMS extends comment period

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11/28/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has extended a comment period for its plans to add new product categories to the competitive bidding program.

CMS doubles down on vents

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11/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders were caught off-guard by a proposal in a recent final rule to include numerous types of ventilators in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Rent vs. buy: Trace Medical expands coverage

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01/26/2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Trace Medical now rents ventilators to HME providers across the country.

Bill seeks improvements to vent category

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.

Vent bill drops in Senate

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07/14/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to preserve access to ventilators for Medicare beneficiaries was introduced in the Senate today.

ResMed connects vents to the cloud

‘It’s about time,’ says one HME provider
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05/20/2016

SAN DIEGO – With Medicare stepping up scrutiny for vents, ResMed believes it has a way to keep them a viable business for HME providers.

MACs remove ‘imminent death’ requirement for vents

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05/13/2016

WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.

Stakeholders draft legislation to fight vent changes

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02/26/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to dial back the wholesale changes it has made to ventilators with little input from the industry, stakeholders say.

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