HomeCare Editors’ Top 5: Week of April 11
Five can’t-miss stories from the major news outlets
CMS Finalizes 2017 Updates for Medicare Health and Drug Plans
Changes for 2017 seek to provide stable payments to plans, and make improvements to the program for plans that provide high quality care to the most vulnerable enrollees.
Leading Respiratory Clinician Groups Seek Changes to Ventilator NCD
Last week, the American Association of Respiratory Care, the American College of Chest Physicians and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care submitted a reconsideration of the current Medicare National Coverage Determination for home ventilators, including bi-level devices to CMS.
WHILL Next-Generation Wheelchair Receives FDA Clearance
The WHILL Model M will be released in the United States in the coming months.
HHS Announces Improvements to Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Changes have also been made to the SBC to improve readability for consumers. The new templates include more information about cost sharing, such as enhanced language to explain deductibles and a requirement that plans address individual and overall out-of-pocket limits in the SBC.