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Pandemic solidifies role of telemedicine in sleep care, according to new paper

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper.  While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit.  “Delivering care during the pandemic...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, position paper, sleep care, telehealth, telemedicine


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The CPAP Shop, Sleep Care take diagnosis, treatment fully remote

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – The CPAP Shop, an online retailer of sleep equipment, and Sleep Care online, a national sleep telemedicine services provider, have partnered to expand access to their solutions. Through the partnership, patients will have access to technology to diagnose sleep disorders, have one-on-one virtual consultations with board-certified sleep physicians and receive prescriptions for sleep therapy through Sleep Care online; and they will have access to customized recommendations...

CPAP therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, remote care, Sleep Care online, sleep therapy, telehealth, The CPAP Shop


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MedPAC on certain DME: Stick to in-person visits post-PHE

March 16, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends requiring clinicians to provide a face-to-face visit before they order high-cost DME or high-cost clinical lab tests in a March 2021 report to Congress.  The group recommends that CMS should, after the public health emergency, require clinicians to provide a face-to-face, in-person visit with a beneficiary on the date they order a high-cost DME product or lab test for that beneficiary or within six months before...

face-to-face visits, Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, MedPac, telehealth


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Mobility

U.S. Rehab publishes white paper on telehealth

February 23, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab has posted a white paper called “Telehealth for Complex Rehab: Is it Effective?” to its website.  “Telehealth has been a great tool for complex rehab technology professionals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab. “But what we have seen is that telehealth should be available to use outside of the public health emergency.”  U.S. Rehab notes that studies have indicated that...

complex rehab, telehealth, U.S. Rehab


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Oventus reports significant growth

February 22, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has booked revenues of $550,232 for the six-month period ended Dec. 31, a 192% increase over the prior period. The company credits growth driven by lab-in-lab sites that remained operational during the pandemic, continuing to scan patients; an expansion of the telehealth extension of the lab-in-lab program; and an increase in direct sales to dentists who delivered treatments in their own practices, as well as through lab-in-lab programs. “We...

financial results, obstructive sleep apnea, Oventus Medical, telehealth


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Mark Schmeler

Mobility

Future of CRT: Shifting workflows, improved infrastructure, outside inspiration

February 19, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – How might the exploding use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic change the provision of complex rehab technology forever? Dr. Brad Dicianno and Mark Schmeler offer their takes.  Shift workflow  While some stakeholders are quick to point out that telehealth isn’t appropriate in every case, Dicianno and Schmeler say they’re not so sure, at least on a certain level.  “Brad...

Brad Dicianno, complex rehab, coronavirus outbreak, Mark Schmeler, telehealth


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URAC, CTEL partner to strengthen telehealth 

February 17, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - URAC, an independent health care accreditation organization, has launched a new partnership with The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL), an independent legal and regulatory telehealth research institute. The partnership works to connect CTeL’s members with URAC’s accreditation offerings, leading to better safety, security and outcomes for telehealth patients. CTeL members will have access to special discounted pricing for URAC accreditation,...

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Studies provide evidence supporting telehealth

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Studies provide evidence supporting telehealth

February 12, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – Two recent studies help to back up claims that using telehealth to provide complex rehab technology is equally as effective and, in many cases, patient preferred.  The first study, published in the International Journal of Rehabilitation, found that pre- and post-scores on the Functional Mobility Assessment questionnaire were similar for two groups receiving complex rehab wheelchairs: veterans with disabilities...

complex rehab, Mark Schmeler, telehealth


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Meredith Linden

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Complex rehab workflow bends to meet patients where they’re at

February 5, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BALTIMORE – Erin Michael and Meredith Linden, both physical therapists, envision a hybrid model for evaluating patients for complex rehab technology post-pandemic that melds the best of in-clinic and remote visits.  Here’s what Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, manager of patient advocacy and special programs at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, and Linden, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, a clinical...

complex rehab, education, Erin Michael, Meredith Linden, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), nrrts, remote services, telehealth


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NCART makes case for telehealth

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium on Jan. 4 submitted comments to the Telehealth Workgroups of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives making the case for a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology. The comments are another step toward getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and...

complex rehab, legislation, ncart, telehealth


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