Category: Regulatory

As a U.S. Rehab member, you will benefit from our team of expert industry researchers put together to keep you updated on new regulations and compliance issues for the DMEPOS industry, competitive bidding, HIPAA, accreditation and other areas.

Our team are not only expert researchers, but also regularly attend industry events. They give you the knowledge and tools you need so that you aren’t facing any regulatory pressure on your own.

CRT Legislation: 13 New Co-Sponsors- 11 Representatives and 2 Senators

CRT Stakeholders and Friends, Thanks to the work of dedicated CRT stakeholders progress continues on our Separate Benefit Category legislation!  Attached (and listed below) are the House and Senate Members (by state) currently signed on to H.R. 942 and S. 948.  Here are recent highlights to keep everyone updated: National CRT Week Activity–  Our first …

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule that requires companies to comply with a variety of new HIPAA provisions by Sept. 23, 2013.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule that requires companies to comply with a variety of new HIPAA provisions by Sept. 23, 2013. As a provider, you are probably wondering what all of these new provisions mean for your company. It will be the responsibility of your office staff to …

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HIPPA Update

After almost four years, the Department of Health and Human Services has finally released its “omnibus” Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act regulation, implementing changes to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules, as well as the interim final regulation on breach notification and certain …

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HCPCs Code Update

HCPCS code Update for 2013 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes are being updated effective January 1, 2013.  The changes included addition of new codes and modifiers, discontinued codes and modifiers, and narrative changes/revised modifiers. The changes include the following areas:                              External Breast Prosthesis                                                           Oxygen and oxygen equipment L8000, L8001, L8002                                                                         K0741, K0742 Hospital …

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An Adovcate in the Industry

DIRECTIONS, the official publication of the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), recently had the opportunity to visit with Greg Packer about his committment to the rehab/HME industries and his position as Vice President of U.S.Rehab.  For the complete interview with Greg Packer (on page 18-19)