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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

ResMed sees surge in demand for vents

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05/01/2020

SAN DIEGO – ResMed generated about $35 million in revenues from a COVID-19 related surge in demand for ventilators in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020.

CMS opens up telehealth to therapists

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05/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that it will allow occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, a big win for complex rehab stakeholders.

COVID and CRT: ‘The whole flavor of stuff’ is going to change

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05/01/2020

NEW YORK CITY – Gerry Dickerson, an ATP and CRTS who works the New York City area for National Seating & Mobility, says telehealth has moved from luxury to necessity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In brief: CMS expands telehealth further, stops Advance Payment Program

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05/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including expanding telehealth further and opening up access to continuous glucose monitors.

CMS expands telehealth again, makes other changes

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04/30/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including allowing physical therapists and occupational therapists to provide telehealth services.

Ty Bello, Joey Graham launch podcast

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04/30/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Ty Bello and Prochant’s Joey Graham have teamed up on a two-part podcast on “Navigating the New Normal” that goes live today at 3 p.m. EST.

Ames Walker pivots manufacturing to masks

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04/29/2020

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Ames Walker has pivoted some knitting machines from making socks to making masks.

WellSky, Qlik launch ‘heat map’

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04/29/2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky and Qlik, a data and analytics company, have launched a “heat map” feature for home care providers.

AAH expands COVID resources

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04/28/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has added a Third-Party & MCO Tracking Resource page to its website as a repository for policy changes from major third-party payers during the coronavirus pandemic.

NCPA urges other states to follow New York’s lead

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04/28/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association, which represents more than 21,000 independent pharmacies across the country, lauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for authorizing independent pharmacies to serve as COVID-19 test centers.

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