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North Carolina rate protects DME

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07/07/2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on July 2 signed Bill 808, including a provision creating a rate floor for durable medical equipment.

Round 2021: All eyes on CMS

‘We’re beginning to see a surge, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring’
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – There’s no crystal ball, but after two meetings with high-level CMS officials in late June, industry stakeholders feel there could be a chance the agency pauses Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

F&P’s nasal high flow therapy in spotlight

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07/02/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s Optiflow nasal high flow therapy has gained traction as a preferred treatment for COVID-19, as hospitals move away from an “early intubation and mechanical ventilation” mentality, company officials say.

Apria’s Dan Starck on silver linings on a silver anniversary

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07/02/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – A global pandemic wasn’t exactly a consideration in the company’s contingency plans, but as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Apria Healthcare CEO Dan Starck says it has always paid to be prepared.

Samantha Lincoln offers ‘perspective’ on buying and selling

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07/02/2020

NEWTOWN, Pa. – Over her 25-year career, Samantha Lincoln has built a “varied and colorful” resume that includes launching her own investment firm and serving as director of business development for Pacific Pulmonary Services, where she assisted with its sale to Teijin Ltd.

In brief: PHE extension, AdaptHealth’s public offering, Tricare update

A number of provisions are tied to PHE, including Medicare’s 25/75 blended reimbursement rates for non-rural, non-bid areas
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.

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