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Stakeholders seek to fill GAP

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08/07/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the VGM Group are working to with state and regional HME associations to revamp the Grassroots Accountability Project.

Lawmakers, stakeholders continue press for bid delay

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08/06/2020

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation has asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma to delay Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program during the public health emergency.

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.

HHS reopens relief funding

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reopened applications for Medicare-based relief funding and extended the application deadline for Medicaid-based relief, according to AAHomecare.

In brief: Bid relief, COVID-19 data, vent coverage, telehealth

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07/31/2020

WASHINGTON – A last minute push by HME providers boosted to 101 the number of signatures on a “Dear Colleague” letter that seeks to pause Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders issue last call for signatures

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07/30/2020

WASHINGTON – A last minute push by HME providers boosted to 101 the number of signatures on a “Dear Colleague” letter that seeks to pause Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

State news: Hazard pay in Pennsylvania, growing threat in Minnesota

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07/29/2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has helped to secure COVID-19 hazard pay for HME providers as part of the state’s grant program for frontline workers, AAHomecare reports.

CMS updates COVID-19 data

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07/29/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS paid $2.8 billion in Medicare fee-for-service claims for COVID-related hospitalizations, or an average of $25,255 per beneficiary, according to new data released by the agency.

Industry ramps up political pressure

Deadline for congressional letter is July 29
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07/24/2020

WASHINGTON – A “Dear Colleague” letter making the rounds in the House of Representatives is the next step in trying to get CMS to use its authority to pause Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

A new, but temporary, era in audits

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07/24/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders now have a better idea of CMS’s plans for restarting program integrity activities on Aug. 3, but they still have questions, like what product categories will get audited.

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