COVID-19: Coronavirus


Covid-19 PHE Ending on May 11

Biden Administration announces an end to the public health emergency that goes beyond its current April 11 cut-off.

HHS Extends Covid-19 PHE Another 90 Days

The public health emergency’s reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME providers will continue until April 12.

CMS Publishes Post-PHE Audit Guidance

In the first guidance on how it will handle audits after the Covid-19 public health emergency, CMS offers clarifications on dates of service and the nature of the audits.

HHS Extends Covid-19 PHE Into 2023

The public health emergency’s reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME providers will continue until Jan. 11. The question is, will it last beyond that?

CMS Releases Post-PHE Roadmap

While it is likely that HHS will extend the PHE for another 90 days after it expires on Oct. 15, the agency has released guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE, including guidelines for DMEPOS suppliers.

Study: Pandemic-Induced Habits Could Impact Urinary Continence

Nearly half of respondents said a decreased level of physical activity had increased the number of times they urinated during the day.

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A Closer Look at DME MACs’ Removal of Oxygen CMN Requirement for the PHE

The clarification gives Oxygen providers a clear path forward for claims for the duration of the Covid-19 PHE. What about the long term?

HHS Will Extend Covid-19 PHE Beyond July 16

With another extension now expected, several reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME will continue as long as the PHE remains in effect.



HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations and reimbursement guidelines associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.

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Problem Solver

Sales in the Endemic

We will never go back to a pre-pandemic sales process, so where and how does sales fit into your business going forward?

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CMS’s Vaccine Mandate: More than Meets the Eye

How well do you understand CMS’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate when it comes to DME suppliers and DME pharmacies? Are you sure?

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Respiratory Care’s Evolving Challenges During Covid

The Clinical Care Team serving respiratory patients has faced a roller coaster of changes during Covid-19. What’s the latest, and where is care headed?

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Key 2022 Operational Issues for DME Suppliers

Providers must have a gameplan for two key challenges this year: vaccination requirements and managed care.

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Business Solutions

15th Annual Big 10

Once again, we proofile 10 trends that will shape the HME industry this year. The far-reaching impact of Covid-19 is undeniable, but it’s not the only factor that will define 2022.

The COVID-19 Fight Continues

One area of HME that continues to face the ongoing public health emergency is accreditation. Two accreditation professionals explain how they’ve responded to the pandemic.

CMS Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Include DME Suppliers

Interim final rule on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities does not include DME suppliers in its list.

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New Immunization and Testing Certifications

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team discusses two new services available from her company that can help HME suppliers and DME pharmacies expand the services they provide — and their revenues.

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Annual Roundtable

What's On Your Radar?

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines as it wreaks healthcare havoc, but there are 8 strategic trends poised to impact your business in the coming weeks and months. Are you monitoring them? Are you prepared? HMEB's editorial advisory board shares their insights.

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Asking COVID Questions

As the Delta variant heats up, providers are wondering what they can and can’t ask employees and patients about their vaccination status and similar topics. Accrediting expert Sandra Canally, RN and legal expert Brittany Hinton provide some answers.

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AAHomecare: Dealing with Delta

AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan about how the industry association is approaching the Delta variant and its impact on HME providers from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint

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