COVID-19: Coronavirus


Podcast

Renewing Accreditation in 2021

This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around?

Handling Regulatory and Process Changes During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a variety of regulatory changes from CMS. How do HME providers manage all of them?

Virtual Surveys Help Keep DMEPOS Providers Current

Now that social distancing has become an everyday routine, a virtual site survey for accreditation can be conducted in a safe, convenient, and effective manner. How does it work and what do you need to know?

Cleaning and Disinfection for DME

Providers know that they must enforce more stringent infection control, but what methods and approaches make sense for DME? The answers aren't always obvious.

Congress Upvotes COVID-19 Bill

House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the second relief package of the year, which includes two key HME industry provisions.

David Kopf

2020: A Year to Remember?

Or maybe forget. To be sure, the year everybody loves to hate has made some lasting impacts on the HME industry.

AAHomecare: Contact Your Senators Right Away

The association is urging HME stakeholders to tell their Senators this week to extend the pause the CARES Act placed on Medicare’s longstanding 2 percent sequestration cut.

VGM Pushing for State-Level Vaccine Distribution

Organization is calling on providers to contact their governors to ensure that their states make HME businesses a priority for COVID-19 vaccine and PPE distribution.



FDA Grants Lumin Emergency Authorization for Use on N95 Respirators

Using UVC to kill COVID-19, the mask offers a lower-cost alternative to help healthcare workers decontaminate N95 masks for reuse.

Some Senate Republicans Unsure on Sequester Extension

Providers urged to call on GOP Senators to extend the pause on 2% sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency.

New House Bill Aims to Save COVID-19 Medicare Relief

H.R. 8840 would continue pausing 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency. The curs are currently slated to resume Dec. 31.

COVID-19

Business Solutions

Sleep Therapy's Coronavirus Academy

Sleep providers had to tackle a tough learning curve during the early days of the COVID-19 public health emergency. What are the lessons they learned, the insights they gained, and how do they apply to the rest of the industry and possible future outbreaks?

Provider Strategy

COVID-19 and the Future of Retail

What are some of the top strategies that retail HME providers have implemented to continue serving customers during COVID-19? What ones will last?

Survey: COVID-19 Hurt Care Access for COPD Patients

More than 70 percent of COPD patients have needed to seek emergency care during COVID-19 so far, but roughly one in four of those patients opted not to go.

Product Profile

SleepGlad Debuts AI-driven Remote Mask Fitting Tool

Starting with simple smartphone selfies from patients, the SleepGlad solution uses artificial intelligence on the back end to match them to masks from major manufacturers.

AAHomecare: DMEPOS Needs Priority Vaccine Distribution Status

Association urges various federal officials that Phase 1 Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine must include DMEPOS suppliers because of their close contact with patients.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19 Means Accreditation Adjustments

The public health emergency’s direct impact on day-to-day HME operations includes accreditation. What do providers need to know?

CMS Meeting Offers Audits Update

Virtual edition of Provider Compliance Focus Group shared information on TPE audits and recommendations it made to the DME MACs.

Podcast

COVID-19 & Sleep: Going Forward

Sleep therapy provider Gary Sheehan re-joins the HME Business Podcast to catch up on what COVID-19 lessons providers have learned and how that will shape services going forward.

CMS Extends AAP Program Repayments

Providers that received payments from the Accelerated and Advance Payment program now have significantly longer to repay their loans.

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