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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (July 14, 2022)—Last week, Alabama Medicaid announced that CPAP and BiPAP devices will be billed as a “straight purchase,” ending the rental period payment process for this equipment. The agency also announced the waiver of the compliance requirement for CPAP and BIPAP devices and updated allowable quantities for PAP supplies. The new measures go into effect Aug. 1, 2022.

WASHIGNTON, D.C. (April 28, 2022)—Legislation has recently been introduced that would work to improve the Medicare enrollment process for individuals nearing Medicare eligibility, aged 60-64. Longtime homecare champions Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) and Todd Young (R-Indiana) are leading the charge for the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification 2.0 (BENES 2.0) Act, (S. 2675).

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2021)--The Biden Administration's Build Back Better bill--which includes funds to expand Medicare and other senior services--took a step forward Friday when it passed in the House of Representatives. 

The $1.75-trillion bill, which would put about $150 billion into home- and community-based services, passed 220-213. It now heads to the Senate for review; Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said his goal is to pass it before Christmas.