COVID-19: Coronavirus


COVID-19

Business Solutions

Sleep Therapy's Coronavirus Academy

Sleep providers had to tackle a tough learning curve during the early days of the COVID-19 public health emergency. What are the lessons they learned, the insights they gained, and how do they apply to the rest of the industry and possible future outbreaks?

Provider Strategy

COVID-19 and the Future of Retail

What are some of the top strategies that retail HME providers have implemented to continue serving customers during COVID-19? What ones will last?

Survey: COVID-19 Hurt Care Access for COPD Patients

More than 70 percent of COPD patients have needed to seek emergency care during COVID-19 so far, but roughly one in four of those patients opted not to go.

Product Profile

SleepGlad Debuts AI-driven Remote Mask Fitting Tool

Starting with simple smartphone selfies from patients, the SleepGlad solution uses artificial intelligence on the back end to match them to masks from major manufacturers.

AAHomecare: DMEPOS Needs Priority Vaccine Distribution Status

Association urges various federal officials that Phase 1 Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine must include DMEPOS suppliers because of their close contact with patients.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19 Means Accreditation Adjustments

The public health emergency’s direct impact on day-to-day HME operations includes accreditation. What do providers need to know?

CMS Meeting Offers Audits Update

Virtual edition of Provider Compliance Focus Group shared information on TPE audits and recommendations it made to the DME MACs.

Podcast

COVID-19 & Sleep: Going Forward

Sleep therapy provider Gary Sheehan re-joins the HME Business Podcast to catch up on what COVID-19 lessons providers have learned and how that will shape services going forward.



CMS Extends AAP Program Repayments

Providers that received payments from the Accelerated and Advance Payment program now have significantly longer to repay their loans.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19’s Tectonic Legal Shifts for HME

Legal expert Jeffery Baird discusses how the Public Health Emergency has already changed the legal landscape, and what else might be in store for HME providers.

HHS to Extend COVID-19 PHE Another 90 Days

Effective Oct. 23, the renewal keeps several key regulatory relaxations and relief policies and programs in place.

Next $20 Billion in Provider Relief Comes into Focus

HHS is now taking applications for Phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund, but the process requires providers to share more details on revenue and expenses from patient care.

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Business Solutions

The New ... Normal?

2020 has been the year everyone would rather forget, with COVID-19 presenting the industry with a murder hornets' nest of complication in particular. What do the next few months hold for the industry? Our annual Editorial Advisory Board roundtable takes a look.

HHS to Open Aid Reporting Portal

Providers that received more than $10,000 from the Provider Relief Fund will have to report to the agency via a portal by Feb. 15.

COVID-19 and DMEPOS Providers

Infection control is a critical consideration in the era of COVID-19. Here are some changes you can make to your office to help reduce the risk of infection.

Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

To ensure providers maintain accreditation, Medicare has allowed virtual accreditation surveys during the COVID-19 public health emergency. What do you need to know about this process?

AAHomecare Presses Anthem on Rates

After insurer cut reimbursement in July despite COVID-19 costs, HME association highlighted the disparity between Anthem’s funding and Medicare’s rates for HME during the health emergency.

UHC Fixes Uninsured Patient Funding Problem

A system error that was rejecting DME claims for uninsured patients under the CARES Act has been addressed.

HSS Pushes Provider Relief Application to Sept. 13

Agency extends the application deadline for Phase 2 General Distribution after expanding eligibility for the funds.

Funding

Knowing the Latest Relief Details

More specifics have emerged on expanded Phase 2 of CARES provider relief. Make sure you know the options available to you.

HMEB Podcast: The New Normal for HME Sales