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From time to time, NAMDRC will publish concise health policy updates impacting pulmonary healthcare. Please find the most recent updates below.
NAMDRC Comments to CMS on Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient…..
The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) is pleased to submit comments on the proposed rule on Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Payment to Certain Off-Campus Outpatient Departments of a Provider; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program... continue reading.
NAMDRC Statement on Medicare Part B Drug Payment Pilot
NAMDRC, the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care, has as its primary mission “to improve access to quality care for patients with respiratory disease by removing regulatory and legislative barriers to appropriate treatment.” We submit these comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent proposal to implement a new Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model...continue reading.
On behalf of the American Association of Respiratory Care, CHEST/American College of Chest Physicians and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care, please consider this formal submission as a request for a reconsideration of the current National Coverage Determination for home mechanical ventilators found in the Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual (Publication #103) at Chapter 1, Part 4, 280.1, Durable Medical Equipment Reference List (Effective May 5, 2005)...continue reading.
NAMDRC welcomes the opportunity to comment on coding decisions regarding home mechanical ventilation. We focus our comments not only on the process used by the HCPCS Alpha Numeric Workgroup but the substance of the coding changes as well. It appears that the announcement of this coding change was embedded in a separate announcement related to competitive bidding...continue reading.
On behalf of the ALS Association, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the COPD Foundation, the International Ventilator Users Network, the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the United Spinal Association, we are submitting this request for changes to...continue reading.