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CMS Extends Deadline for Ventilator Comments

CMS has postponed the deadline to Dec. 17 for public comments on including certain ventilator classes in future rounds of competitive bidding.

CMS Relaxes Rules for Patients Hit Calif. Wildfires

As HHS declares a public health emergency, CMS has issued blanket waivers to help beneficiaries get needed care and services.

CMS’s Final Rule: What’s Next?

AAHomecare says that while the rule might be final ‘we’re just getting started.’ How do providers proceed?

Video

What e-Prescription Means for HME

Health IT interoperability expert Nick Knowlton of Brightree discusses how e-prescription can benefit HME providers.

CMS Expands QIC Phone Demonstration Project

Starting Nov. 1, a demonstration project that lets providers work with QIC over the phone to reopen claims at ALJ will grow to incorporate Jurisdictions A and B.

Mellott: Four Factors Will Help Shape HME

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses pivotal business, care and technology trends that will influence how HME providers run their businesses.

CMS Also Eases DME Rules for Beneficiaries in Georgia

CMS says it will relax requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to Hurricane Michael.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit By Hurricane Michael

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

Sleep Providers Told to Hunt Down, Refund Overpayments

June's HHS OIG report on PAP resupply overpayments has resulted in Medicare contractors asking some sleep providers to review claims going back over six years.

Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.



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Business Solutions

A Look Ahead For HME

Each October we ask the members of HMEB’s editorial advisory board to share their insights into the trends, obstacles, challenges and opportunities that providers will likely encounter over the next several months. This year, the board members are pointing to several developments that providers might not have on their radars.

Download: Whitepaper Examines Sole Source Contracts

AAHomecare whitepaper assesses the impact of Medicaid MCO plans and other payers’ use of sole source contracts.

Essentially Women Launches Make Me Whole Again Campaign

The public awareness campaign pushes Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses as Essentially Women and VGM Government Relations work to develop legislation requiring Medicare to do so.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit by Hurricane Florence

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

Editor's Note

ESRD Rule: It's a Start

The proposed rule includes a lot of positives, but experts have pointed out some notable issues.

Problem Solvers

E-Prescribe Is Coming to HME

What should providers know and how should they prepare before transitioning to an e-prescription system?

Observation Deck

Going the Distance Against Bidding

VGM Launches Map Tool for Finding Reimbursement Lines

Following CMS's proposed plan for addressing lapses in bid contracts, the online map helps suppliers easily determine where competitive bidding areas begin and end.

A ‘Win’ for Providers: Injunction Against Recoupment of Money

An appellate decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals offers good news for providers caught in the ‘no man’s land’ between reconsideration and the Administrative Law Judge.

CMS Schedules Next DME Open Door Forum

July 11 conference call will address the Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, other home health, hospice and DME issues.

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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