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CPAP accessories: CMS shifts gears on documentation rules

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08/12/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.

CMS shifts gears on documentation requirements for CPAP accessories

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08/09/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.

CMS’s mail-order program starts to show cracks

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07/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – When Arriva Medical vanished from Medicare’s list of mail-order diabetes contractors recently, it raised a few eyebrows.

CPAP Shop knows customer behavior

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07/25/2016

WEST BERLIN, N.J. – If you want to get a sense of where the CPAP market is headed, go straight to the source: the customers, says provider Tony Zadnik.

Bill seeks improvements to vent category

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.

Vent bill drops in Senate

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07/14/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to preserve access to ventilators for Medicare beneficiaries was introduced in the Senate today.

Sleep program pushes culture change

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07/08/2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A new sleep apnea pilot program aims to nudge patients along the “patient pathway” using a digital platform.

Don’t expect CMS to remain silent on vents, Stark says

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07/01/2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – CMS is not done tinkering with coverage guidelines for vents, predicts consultant Andrea Stark.

Pressures mount in sleep market

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06/29/2016

NEW YORK – HME providers report sleep patient volume is still growing, but not as much as in the past.

TwinMed snags Medicaid contract

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06/22/2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – TwinMed has been awarded a $225 million contract to provide incontinence supplies to Medicaid beneficiaries in New York.

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