HME News Staff Updated 10:20 AM CDT, Tue September 12, 2023 WASHINGTON – Fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to CMS urging the agency to clarify Medicare documentation requirements for supplemental oxygen and adopt a standardized template for documenting patient need, according to the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.  “We write…

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge CMS to Protect Patient Access to Supplemental Oxygen and Home Respiratory Care

House lawmakers ask CMS to clarify Medicare documentation requirements and adopt a standardized template for documenting patient need Washington, D.C. — The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) – a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies – today commended 14 House lawmakers for sending a letter to the Centers…

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CMS Focuses DME Reviews On Post-PHE Claims, Keeps Modifier

By Michelle M. Stein DME Medicare Administrative Contractors recently agreed to let durable medical equipment suppliers continue to note which claims started during the COVID-19 pandemic after the public health emergency ends May 11, after suppliers raised concerns that contractors wouldn’t be able to tell when claims initially started — and under which set of…

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We should keep Medicare COVID policies that improved patient care | Opinion

By Steve Griggs The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) poses a slew of questions for patients and health care providers alike, particularly in the field of home respiratory therapy, which cares for millions of Americans living with respiratory diseases. In Pennsylvania alone, for example, there are 725,000 people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

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