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In brief: Stark Law, new sleep company, Oventus-VGM agreement

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11/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has finalized a number of changes to the Stark Law, including new permanent exemptions for value-based arrangements, in a 627-page final rule* set to be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 2.

CMS modernizes Stark Law

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11/23/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has finalized a number of changes to the Stark Law, including new permanent exemptions for value-based arrangements, in a 627-page final rule set to be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 2.

Round 2021: Providers vent, ponder next moves

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11/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry reactions to CMS’s plans not to move forward with the bulk of the competitive bidding program were a mixed bag, but a number of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they were disappointed that the agency plays by a “different set of rules.”

Stakeholders push CMS to cover digital health

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11/20/2020

WASHINGTON – AdvaMed and CapView Strategies make the case for covering digital health technology under the existing DME benefit in a new 56-page white paper titled “Modernizing Medicare Coverage of Digital Health Technologies.”

In brief: Virginia budget, vaccine priorities, ALJ backlog

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11/20/2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a state budget that includes an amendment requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse at no less than 90% of the state Medicaid fee schedule for DME.

Virginia budget includes provision to protect DME access

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11/20/2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a state budget that includes an amendment requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse at no less than 90% of the state Medicaid fee schedule for DME.

AAHomecare asks feds to prioritize DMEPOS suppliers

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11/19/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking government officials to include DMEPOS suppliers in the first group of health care professionals to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

ATS makes recommendations on home oxygen therapy for COPD

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11/18/2020

NEW YORK – The American Thoracic Society has posted online its latest clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy, addressing long-term and ambulatory therapy for adults with COPD.

CMS touts decreased improper payment rate

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11/17/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS says its aggressive corrective actions have led to an estimated $15 billion reduction in Medicare fee-for-service improper payments since 2016.

In brief: Demo project, sequester cuts, Canadian market

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11/13/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS will launch a demonstration project to allow nurse practitioners to certify that therapeutic shoes are necessary.

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