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Highmark Health taps into stay-at-home preferences

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09/18/2020

PITTSBURGH – Highmark Health recently expanded its Home Recovery Care program to two more hospitals in its network, boosted by the ongoing public health emergency that has increased the value of home care.

CMS updates: Hurricane relief, oxygen NCD

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09/02/2020

The Department of Health and Human Services last week declared public health emergencies in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Laura, opening the door for CMS to then extend a number of waivers to health care providers.

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.

Public health emergency renewed

Several relief efforts related to HME are tied to the duration of PHE
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07/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, signed a renewal of the COVID-19 national public health emergency on Thursday.

Audits will not resume full bore

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07/21/2020

WASHINGTON – When program integrity activities resume on Aug. 3, CMS will not be auditing claims started during the public health emergency, industry stakeholders have learned.

In brief: PHE extension, AdaptHealth’s public offering, Tricare update

A number of provisions are tied to PHE, including Medicare’s 25/75 blended reimbursement rates for non-rural, non-bid areas
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.

Stakeholders expect PHE to be extended

Number of provisions are tied to PHE, including Medicare’s 25/75 blended reimbursement rates for non-rural, non-bid areas
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07/01/2020

WASHINGTON – It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.