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CMS loosens requirements for respiratory equipment

Some fear, however, that new guidance is not explicit
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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS in an interim final rule published March 30 appeared to significantly expand access to respiratory therapy by temporarily waiving the coverage criteria and face-to-face requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

Viemed’s Casey Hoyt on the RTs behind the vents

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04/03/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has been supplying ventilators to healthcare facilities around the country and educating them on using the high-tech devices, even as it maintains its own role in treating patients in the home to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 cases.

Lunella streamlines sleep apnea diagnosis

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04/03/2020

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – The newly launched Lunella could serve as a good referral source for HME companies providing CPAP devices, says CEO Bob Wilkins.

Education in the time of coronavirus

‘You have to handicap what the future might look like,’ says NCART’s Don Clayback
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04/03/2020

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and NRRTS are in a holding pattern on rescheduling their Access2CRT Summit, originally scheduled for March 30-31.

In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

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04/03/2020

WASHINGTON – The stimulus package passed March 27 also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.

Aeroflow goes big with new venture

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04/03/2020

ASHVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has launched Aeroflow Ventures to focus on expansion opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions.

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HME NewsPoll April 2020

The coronavirus is more severely affecting people who are over 60 years old and who have underlying conditions like diabetes, and heart and lung disease.