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OIG: Medicare pays too much for non-invasive vents

Agency recommends CMS include E0466 in bid program ‘as soon as possible’

WASHINGTON – Medicare pays more for non-invasive ventilators than certain other payers, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Protech works to build NIV business


CINCINNATI – Protech Home Medical has executed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire a private respiratory company in the Midwest reporting unaudited trailing annual revenues of about $5 million, positive adjusted EBITDA and positive net income.

CMS reviews NIV therapy for chronic respiratory failure


WASHINGTON – CMS on July 22 will conduct a virtual Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee meeting to review the evidence specific to the home use of non-invasive ventilators by patients with chronic respiratory failure consequent to COPD.

Stakeholders run with vent bill

‘They are very concerned about CMS and they want a remedy’

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are prioritizing the 180 members of the House of Representatives who signed a letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from competitive bidding to now support H.R. 4945.

Five lawmakers introduce SMART vent bill


WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would delay the inclusion of ventilators from the competitive bidding program for five years.

CMS downplays vent concerns


WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Stakeholders stand their ground


WASHINGTON – The bid window for Round 2021 may be opening next week, but industry stakeholders are still racking up co-sponsors for H.R. 2771 and working on a Senate companion bill.

Senate backs vents issue

Deadline for sign-on letter is June 26

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have a new ally in their bid to convince CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

ITEM Coalition adds voice to vent concerns


WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma to express its concerns about including non-invasive vents in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Senate joins House to preserve access to vents


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., amd Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are spearheading a sign-on letter asking HHS and CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.