US COPD Coalition

Year: 2016

Sep
11

AARC to Hold the Second Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

US COPD Coalition member organization, American Association for Respiratory Care, is holding the second Respiratory Patient Summit on October 14th in San Antonio, Texas. This free event is for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and caregivers who know that it’s essential for medical professionals and patients to communicate, share information, and join together to achieve the … Read more

Aug
9

Go4Life Month 2016

Go4Life Month is back this September! We want older adults to think about exercise a little differently. Exercise does more than help you lose weight or gain muscle. It also helps you continue doing what’s most important to you, like playing with grandchildren, carrying groceries, or driving. It’s a way to stay #Fit4Function as you … Read more

Jun
23

Can You Lengthen Your Life?

Researchers Explore How To Stay Healthy Longer Want the secret to living a longer and healthier life? Scientists have found ways to prolong the healthy lifespans of worms, mice, and even monkeys. Their work has revealed exciting new clues about the biology of aging. But solid evidence still shows that the best way to boost the chance of living a long and … Read more

Jun
23

Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program Health Status Monitoring

Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program Health Status Monitoring Summary of Findings thru the Fourth Quarter of 2015 No negative changes in beneficiary health outcomes resulting from the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program have been observed to date. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … Read more

Jun
23

Insurers follow Medicare’s lead on vents

Insurers follow Medicare’s lead on vents | HME News YARMOUTH, Maine – Commercial payers have wasted no time drastically reducing reimbursement for non-invasive ventilators, HME providers say.  In March, provider Bill Hart learned that both Allstate and State Farm were reducing reimbursement for the product category. “We found out when we were doing the billing and got their … Read more

Jun
23

CMS “Competitive Bidding Program Continues to Maintain Access and Quality While Saving Medicare Billions”

Competitive Bidding Program Continues to Maintain Access and Quality While Saving Medicare Billions Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the new single payment amounts and began sending contract offers to successful bidders for Medicare’s Round 2 Recompete and the national mail-order recompete Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) … Read more