HomeCare Editors’ Top 5: Week of May 23
Five can’t-miss stories from the major news outlets
CMS's Prior Authorization Rule for Home Health Questioned by Industry Advocacy Group
If enacted as proposed, the proposal stands to delay access to services while also increasing costs to the Medicare program and taxpayers, and place burdensome requirements on providers.
CQRC Endorses PADME Act
“We strongly support the introduction of this legislation in the U.S. House and look forward to working with Congressman Price and his bipartisan colleagues to see this bill signed into law before July 1 to protect access to respiratory care for the vulnerable, elderly patients our members serve,” said Dan Starck, Chairman of CQRC.
CMS Claims Competitive Bidding Program a Success
The data posted shows that suppliers have continued to accept these adjusted rates as payment in full, suggesting that the adjusted fee schedule rates continue to be more than adequate in covering costs.
CQRC Responds to Latest CMS Competitive Bidding Report
The Council for Quality Respiratory Care cautioned that data released from CMS do not fully reflect the true impact of Medicare cuts recently imposed on DMEPOS.