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In brief: Bid relief, first audits, new Numotion location

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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers, AAHomecare says.

AAH: There’s still time for permanent bid relief

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08/13/2020

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers

CGS announces reviews for back braces, test strips

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08/13/2020

ATLANTA – CGS has announced that the Jurisdiction B medical review department will begin complex post-pay service-specific reviews on back braces and lithium batteries for glucose monitors, according to the van Halem Group.

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.

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