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Stimulus package includes HME provisions

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03/26/2020

WASHINGTON – The Senate last night passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that included several HME-related provisions, including extending the 50/50 blended rate in rural and non-contiguous, non-competitively bid areas.

COVID-19: AAH organizes letter to commercial payers

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03/25/2020

WASHINGTON – More than 150 HME companies have signed a letter with policy recommendations to help providers better serve patients and ease burdens on hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, AAHomecare reports.

AAH reports numerous updates on coronavirus and HME

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03/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ to include coverage for home oxygen for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States.

HME stands out as solution amid pandemic

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are the “pressure release valve” for acute care facilities that are expected to strain from the number of patients who have COVID-19 and need care.

HME providers scrounge for PPE, ramp up infection control as they prep for coronavirus

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly expanding across the country, HME providers say the goal is to prep, not panic.

Remove roadblocks to patient care, say providers

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03/20/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS should temporarily relax regulations and provide clear and transparent guidance to help HME providers take care of patients during the coronavirus outbreak, they say.

In brief: CMS grants bond allowance, Dasco partners with PE firm

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is allowing providers to submit surety bond riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds to make sure they meet Round 2021 requirements.

CMS paves path for 1135 Medicaid waivers

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03/20/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has approved an 1135 Medicaid Waiver for the state of Washington.

AAH makes Medicare, Medicaid policy recommendations

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03/19/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is urging CMS to cut through “red tape” to ensure patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have access to necessary home respiratory services.

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