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AAH reports numerous updates on coronavirus and HME

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03/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States.

HME stands out as solution amid pandemic

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are the “pressure release valve” for acute care facilities that are expected to strain from the number of patients who have COVID-19 and need care.

HME providers scrounge for PPE, ramp up infection control as they prep for coronavirus

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly expanding across the country, HME providers say the goal is to prep, not panic.

Remove roadblocks to patient care, say providers

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS should temporarily relax regulations and provide clear and transparent guidance to help HME providers take care of patients during the coronavirus outbreak, they say.

In brief: CMS grants bond allowance, Dasco partners with PE firm

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is allowing providers to submit surety bond riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds to make sure they meet Round 2021 requirements.

CMS paves path for 1135 Medicaid waivers

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has approved an 1135 Medicaid Waiver for the state of Washington.

AAH makes Medicare, Medicaid policy recommendations

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03/19/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is urging CMS to cut through “red tape” to ensure patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have access to necessary home respiratory services.

Trump expands telehealth services to certain providers

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03/18/2020

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Coronavirus: VGM requests support, hosts webcast

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03/17/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has sent letters to top government officials and lawmakers, asking them to take a number of steps to improve coronavirus efforts related to HME.

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