WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2019)—Monday evening, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) addressing a range of healthcare issues related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. AAHomecare performed an initial analysis of the IFR that indicates that priority policy recommendations from the HME industry have been included, except for the delay of competitive bidding.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2020)--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it will expand Medicare's telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of services without having to travel to a health care facility in response to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2020)—Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing several actions aimed at limiting the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, CMS is issuing a call to action to health care providers across the country to ensure they are implementing their infection control procedures, which they are required to maintain at all times.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 17, 2020)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and more than 250 leading patient advocacy organizations, pharmacy groups, physician specialty societies, home infusion providers, and other stakeholders are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit their flawed interpretation of Medicare’s home infusion therapy services benefit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2020)—Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a blog post that the consumer-facing Compare tools (Hospital, Nursing Home, Home Health, Dialysis Facility, Long-term Care Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Physician and Hospice) will be rolled into one new tool called Medicare Care Compare housed on medicare.gov.