HCFA's Handling Of NPPV Device Payment Questioned By House Panel
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The House Commerce Committee is asking the Health Care Financing Administration to explain why the agency believes that non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) devices should be placed in the capped rental payment category.
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