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CMS drops vents from Round 2021


WASHINGTON – CMS has removed non-invasive ventilators from the competitive bidding program.

Competitively bid vents? Providers fear worst


YARMOUTH, Maine – There are too many unknowns and there is too much at stake for CMS to include non-invasive ventilators in its competitive bidding program, providers say.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

In brief: CMS downplays vent concerns, NSM and BraunAbility partner on education


WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Vent providers fear worst

‘We’re really just being asked to cut our rate and offer no other support’

YARMOUTH, Maine – The lack of clear guidance for non-invasive ventilators could make it difficult to calculate bids for the product and could, ultimately, compromise patient care, say providers.

CMS doubles down on vents


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.

Non-invasive vents and Medicaid: Are more states expanding coverage?


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina Medicaid’s recent decision to cover non-invasive ventilators for patients means Aeroflow Healthcare can now offer the service in its own backyard.

Viemed ready to stand alone


LAFAYETTE, La. – With its corporate split in the rearview mirror, Viemed Healthcare has hit the ground running, company execs told investors on a recent earnings call.

Vents: RACs join the party


WASHINGTON – The national recovery audit contractor for HME has set its sights on ventilators, but that’s no big surprise, industry stakeholders say.

ResMed secures contract


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has been awarded a three-year supplier group-purchasing contract from Premier, a healthcare improvement alliance.