Diving Into COVID-19 Regulatory Changes
In addition to the $30 billion COVID-19 relief fund, HME providers have seen a cascade of Federal and state regulatory changes, as well as new private payer funding guidelines. AAHomecare regulatory and payer relations experts Kim Brummett and Laura Williard take a deep dive into all of them.
- By David Kopf
- Apr 21, 2020
In addition to the $30 billion CARES Act relief fund, the HME industry has witnessed a number of federal and state regulatory changes, as well as a number of private payer guidelines, to help HME providers safely serve homecare patients during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
In the latest episode of the HMEB Podcast, sponsored by McKesson, Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Association for Homecare, and Laura Williard, AAHomecare's vice president of payer relation, take a deep dive into the various regulatory changes, relaxed funding requirements, new telehealth guidelines, and the pause on audits, as well as the the $30 billion relief fund.
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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.