The Trump Administration is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Waivers include key categories such as Patients Over Paperwork, Prior Authorization in DMEPOS, Signature requirements, Accelerated/Advanced payments and Medicare appeals in Fee for Service, Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D. For more information on the COVID-19 Pandemic please click on this link
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare Telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the regulatory flexibilities granted under the President’s emergency declaration. CMS is expanding this benefit on a temporary and emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Please click on this link for more information.
Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans. Please click this link for more information. https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-announces-historic-price-transparency-requirements-increase-competition-and
DJO, LLC, a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to help get and keep people moving, today unveiled VeriPro™, a real-time insurance verification software system at the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives’ 2019 Annual Conference. Offered under the MotionMD® platform, VeriPro will inform patient and practice of estimated cost of care at the time of service. To read the entire press release please click VERIPRO
ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD, Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading diversified technology company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DJO Global Inc.(“DJO”) from private equity funds managed by Blackstone for $3.15 billion in cash. DJO is a global leader in orthopedic solutions, providing orthopedic devices, software and services spanning the full continuum of patient care, from injury prevention to rehabilitation.