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In brief: Bid amounts for braces, changes for CGMs and external pumps, provider reactions

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS on Oct. 27 announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces.

Providers commend CMS on changes to Round 2021

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10/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS’s decision not to push forward with the majority of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program has been met with support from numerous providers.

CMS publishes jam-packed proposed rule

Agency addresses non-bid areas, accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, CGMs, external infusion pumps
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10/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS seeks to continue paying higher payment amounts to suppliers in non-competitive bidding areas as part of a DMEPOS proposed rule that it published on Tuesday afternoon.

BREAKING NEWS! CMS announces Round 2021 payment amounts for back, knee braces

Agency plans to award contracts only in these two product categories
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10/27/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces—and only those product categories.

COVID accelerates intersection of DME, remote care

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10/23/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – The COVID-19 pandemic has unlocked telehealth, creating new opportunities for home-based care and DME, particularly in rural America, says Dr. Jacob Warren.

In brief: Lower premiums, NMEDA training, Rehab Medical’s expansion

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10/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.

Patricia Mastrandrea named HME Woman of the Year

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10/22/2020
Patty Mastandrea

WATERLOO, Iowa – Patricia Mastandrea, CEO of MedCare Equipment Company, was named the 2020 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual event today.

CMS on exchanges: Lower premiums, more choice

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10/20/2020

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.

Providers see remote monitoring in new light

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10/16/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Remote monitoring technology may be commonplace for home sleep therapy but it’s also becoming more common for other therapies and for other uses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: WellSky deal, Medtrade registration, Spiro CFO

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10/16/2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky is buying CarePort Health from Allscripts in a bid to improve patient care transitions across the continuum and drive better outcomes.

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