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Mal Mixon: A master class in leadership

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12/03/2020

ELYRIA, Ohio – Mal Mixon, who passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 80, will be remembered by many as the “face of HME” for guiding Invacare and, in many ways, the industry at large for more than three decades.

CMS softens safe harbors, exceptions to promote value-based care

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12/03/2020

AMARILLO, Texas – CMS’s recent reforms to the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law will benefit HME providers, but “not a whole lot,” says healthcare attorney Jeff Baird.

Allina Health sells to AdaptHealth

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12/03/2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Allina Health is selling its HME division to AdaptHealth, according to ABC Newspapers.

What’s the ‘optimal reimbursement’?

There's a new consensus around the importance of home care, but will payments for technologies that help make it happen, like telehealth, follow?
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11/24/2020

HARTFORD, Conn. – Seventy-two percent of consumers say they prefer to recover at home, and 97% of payers say home-based care is in the best interest of consumers and payers, according to a new report, “Health-at-Home 2020: The New Standard of Care Delivery,” published by CareCentrix.

In brief: Stark Law, new sleep company, Oventus-VGM agreement

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11/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has finalized a number of changes to the Stark Law, including new permanent exemptions for value-based arrangements, in a 627-page final rule* set to be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 2.

Round 2021: Providers vent, ponder next moves

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11/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry reactions to CMS’s plans not to move forward with the bulk of the competitive bidding program were a mixed bag, but a number of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they were disappointed that the agency plays by a “different set of rules.”

Communication is key, say business leaders

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11/20/2020

ATLANTA – What lessons has the COVID-19 pandemic taught HME business leaders? How to communicate, and then communicate some more, they say.

Virginia budget includes provision to protect DME access

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11/20/2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a state budget that includes an amendment requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse at no less than 90% of the state Medicaid fee schedule for DME.

AAHomecare asks feds to prioritize DMEPOS suppliers

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11/19/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking government officials to include DMEPOS suppliers in the first group of health care professionals to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

The new normal? Wear a mask and carry on

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Monday, November 16, 2020

TV shows have begun having their fall premieres and as I settled in recently to watch a few (Chicago PD, Grey’s Anatomy, Rise Up), I found myself transported more than once back to the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, when so much was unknown and scary, and yet, seemed so temporary.

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