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CGS Awarded Jurisdiction B DME MAC Contract

The new contract will last seven years.

NHIA Schedules Home & Specialty Infusion Payor Summit

The National Home Infusion Association's second annual summit will take place in Dallas.

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Featuring Cardinal Health, Cancer Medicine, and CGS Administrators.

CMS Issues Benefit Category Determination for Power Seat Elevation

New policy will pay for seat elevation on qualifying beneficiaries' power wheelchairs.

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Featuring Invacare Corp., New York StateWide Senior Action Council, and Medicare Fraud Prevention Week.

FAHCS: Florida Medicaid Providers to See 7.5-Percent Rate Increase

New increase expected in July, says Florida Alliance of Home Care Services.

AAHomecare: Ask Senators to Support 75/25 Bill

The American Association for Homecare is seeking cosponsors for S. 1294.

Alexis Ward to Join AAHomecare

The policy and funding expert will join the American Association for Homecare in June.

New Senate Bill Would Provide 75/25 Blended Rate for Some DME Providers

Non-rural suppliers not in competitive bidding areas would be impacted.

Rhode Island Senate Approves Co-Pay Cap for Diabetes Supplies & Equipment

The bill now goes to the Rhode Island House, where a companion bill has been introduced.



NHIA: New CMS Billing Code for Injectable Immunotherapies

The National Home Infusion Association "successfully petitioned" the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

NEMEP Seeking Support for Medicaid Pharmacy Carve-Out

The Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association is asking for help from New York stakeholders.

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Featuring the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Noridian Provider Outreach and Education, and United Spinal.

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Featuring Cardinal Health, SeniorLiving.org, and CGS.

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Featuring McKesson, Veterans Affairs, and CMS.

Interview

Adapting to HME’s ‘New Normal’

The key to addressing the constantly unfolding challenges facing HME providers is to implement strategies and solutions that help them transform, says Brightree CEO Matt Mellott.

AAHomecare Shares Comments on Seat Elevation NCD

The association advocated for various coverage provisos in its comments urging CMS to finalize its proposed NCD to fund power seat elevation for Medicare beneficiaries.

News Feature

Seat Elevation Comments Surpass 1,800 Entries

The public comment period on CMS’s proposed power seat elevation NCD ends March 17. Here's a closer look at the issues at hand and what's being said.

Organizations Urge HHS, CMS to Protect Respiratory Access

AAHomecare and VGM join several respiratory organizations in calling on HHS Secretary Becerra to protect respiratory patients who benefitted from Covid-19 PHE policy relaxations.

AAHomecare Asks CMS for Post-PHE Guidance

Association met with officials to ensure that patients impacted by the Covid-19 PHE waivers will continue to have access to their DME items after the emergency is lifted. 

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