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HealthSplash creates 'highway' for data

September 25, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - HealthSplash is conducting pilots with TennCare, the Medicaid program for Tennessee, and others to deliver data from wearable devices, like blood glucose and blood pressure levels, directly into patient medical records. The company is also working with BioTel to deliver data from heart monitoring devices into medical records. “What is one of the biggest sources of tension with EHRs for providers,” said Abby Rieb, chief marketing officer for HealthSplash. “My...

Data, HealthSplash, Medical records, wearables

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CMS to update COVID-19 data monthly

June 23, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Older Americans and those with chronic health conditions are at the highest risk for COVID-19, according to data released by CMS this week.The data confirms long-understood disparities in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups, and among low-income populations, the agency says.“The disparities in the data reflect long-standing challenges facing minority communities and low income older adults, many of whom face structural challenges to their health that go far beyond...

CMS, Coronavirus Outbreak, Data, High Risk

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NHIF releases industry trends report

June 23, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Home and specialty infusion represents a $19 billion industry serving more than 3.2 million patients annually, according to the National Home Infusion Foundation's Infusion Industry Trend 2020 report. The report, available for sale in print format, offers insight into the latest trends in the home and specialty infusion market, and interprets data collected from more than 220 individual provider locations. “This comprehensive report takes a deep-dive into the current state...

Data, Home Infusion, NHIF, trends

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Survey collects trends, patterns

June 2, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates and HME News have launched the 14th annual HME Financial Benchmarking Survey. The two groups have partnered to bring to the industry a single survey for providers to share their business data for benchmarking purposes. “While yearly survey results provide a 'snapshot' of the current state of the industry, more importantly, we are able to observe trends and patterns, which are so valuable to those in the industry considering potential growth opportunities and...

Data, Financial Benchmarking Survey, HME News, VGM

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WellSky, Qlik launch 'heat map'

April 29, 2020HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky and Qlik, a data and analytics company, have launched a “heat map” feature for home care providers. The WellSky COVID-19 Tracker allows providers to leverage data to track current outbreaks, anticipate locations with increasing infection rates and distribute valuable PPE based on where it's needed most. “With information changing daily, care providers need up-to-date data on where they should focus their attention and finite resources,” said Bill...

Analytics, Coronavirus Outbreak, Data, Qlik, WellSky

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PlayMaker shares data

April 1, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - PlayMaker Health has released its third quarter 2019 Post-Acute Market Data Update, including a 3.38% decline in home health admissions based on volume. Other data points from the update: 59.9% of home health referrals were from community sources and 41.1% were from institutional sources; hospice admissions increased 3.8% based on volume; and the average length of hospice stay was 55 days with a median of 16 days. “Our ability to provide actionable insights on claims data...

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PlayMaker Health integrates with Axxess

August 9, 2019HME News Staff

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - PlayMaker Health has a new partner: Axxess, a Dallas-based provider of software solutions for home health, homecare and hospice providers. The partnership allows Axxess to provide current market data and referral intelligence to its more than 2,000 clients. “The integration with PlayMaker Health's data and growth intelligence complements Axxess' easy-to-use suite of solutions, giving our home health and hospice agencies the sales and marketing data visibility they need to...

Axxess, Data, Integration, PlayMaker, software

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Financial Benchmarking Survey is live

April 17, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa, and YARMOUTH, Maine - VGM Group and HME News have opened the HME Financial Benchmarking Survey. They're partnering on the survey, which tracks data on everything from days sales outstanding to revenue per full-time employee, for the second year. “This continued partnership makes it convenient for HME providers to have one source to submit their business information,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “We highly encourage all HME providers to participate...

Data, HME Financial Benchmarking Survey, HME News, VGM

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On the Editor's Desk

Lincare, in the lead again

August 1, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The list of top 100 suppliers of DMEPOS by amount allowed for 2017 is in. The top five looks like this: Lincare, $539, 604, 080Accredo Health Group, $475,577,257Lincare Pharmacy Services, $277,122,027Walgreen, $215,880, 876Zoll Services, $212,308, 306 The top five for 2016 looked like this: Lincare, $651,783, 993Accredo Health Group, $482,764,158Lincare Pharmacy Services, $290,162,919Apria Healthcare, $224, 300, 906Zoll Services, $204, 036, 809 So once again, we have Lincare at No. 1, albeit with...

Data, State of the Industry report, top providers

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Specialty Providers

Growing resupply biz starts with sound marketing

July 3, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - For CPAP providers, the keys to marketing your resupply business are leveraging the right data, attracting the right referrals and doing right by your patients, says Seth Dixon.“You've got to get the data and you've got to get the right data,” said Dixon, director of marketing and sales for S3 Resupply, during a session at the Heartland Conference in June. “You need to have transparency.”Providers also have to know who they are, says David Baxter, owner and...

CPAP, Data, Heartland Conference, Marketing, Sleep Therapy

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