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NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers

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01/22/2020

WASHINGTON – The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing of medications.

Study: Screening older adults for OSA could save money

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01/21/2020

DARIEN, Ill. – Older adults with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea access healthcare more frequently and at a higher cost than those without, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Despite challenges, ‘so far, so good’ for lookup service, CMS says

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01/17/2020

WASHINGTON – Getting providers to participate in a pilot Documentation Requirement Lookup Service has been a challenge, CMS officials said during a Special Open Door Forum on Jan. 16.

Users Unite4CRT

‘We have to get those messages to the people who make the decisions’
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01/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – After a successful first virtual town hall meeting last summer, a group of wheelchair users has given themselves a name, Unite4CRT, and has taken a more strategic approach to sharing their stories in 2020.

In brief: AAH says to keep using WOPDs; CareCentrix provides additional details on change

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01/17/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare recommends that providers continue to obtain written orders prior to delivery for HME until CMS publishes a “required list.”

ResMed, gov’t finalize settlement

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01/15/2020

WASHINGTON – ResMed has agreed to pay more than $37.5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers, the Department of Justice announced today.

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