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Masimo, Royal Philips expand RPM partnership

January 19, 2023HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. and ANDOVER, Mass. – Masimo and Royal Philips have announced an expansion of their partnership to augment remote patient monitoring capabilities in home telehealth applications with the Masimo W1 advanced health tracking watch.   “Expanding our partnership with Philips in this way is a win-win for patients and clinicians everywhere and is an important part of our multi-year plan to bring the best of hospital monitoring to the home, while continuing to improve access...

Masimo, Royal Philips, Telehealth


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In brief: AAH on Medicaid, AdaptHealth on expectations, GAO on waivers

January 13, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Payer Relations Team has begun a nationwide campaign to work with state/regional association leaders to better align state Medicaid rates with higher costs.  The association says HME providers are experiencing increasing product prices and operational costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues, as well as ongoing inflation pressures.  “Our work will include requesting that rates reflect the 6.4%+ CPI-U increases granted by...

AdaptHealth, Essentially Women, Home Medical Equipment, Inogen, Medicaid, Telehealth


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Telehealth use declines nationally

January 11, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Telehealth use nationally declined 3.7% in October 2022, according to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.   The decline was larger in the South (6.8%), Midwest (4.9%) and West (4.1%), while there was an increase (1.7%) in the Northeast. The data represent the privately insured population, including Medicare Advantage, and exclude Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicaid.  In October, COVID-19 continued to fall among the top five telehealth diagnoses...

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Enabled Healthcare receives grant

January 4, 2023HME News Staff

SEATTLE, Wash. - Enabled Healthcare, a health care solution keeping patients with complex needs on Medicare and Medicaid healthy and at home through telemedicine, vitals monitoring and care coordination, was one of four startups to be awarded a grant of $50,000 from Village Capital’s ADAPT program, supported by the Metlife Foundation. ADAPT: Social Innovation for a More Resilient Future in the United States is a new accelerator program started this year to support the innovation and development...

Enabled Healthcare, Remote monitoring, Telehealth


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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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OIG assesses telehealth risks, CQRC responds 

September 12, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – High-risk providers represent a small portion of all providers who billed for a telehealth service, but strong, targeted oversight of these services is still important, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.  The OIG identified 1,714 providers out of about 742,000 whose billing for telehealth services during the first year of the pandemic posed a high risk to Medicare, representing a total of $127.7 million in Medicare fee-for-service payments for...

CQRC, OIG, Telehealth


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ATLAS Technology Group enters Canadian market 

June 13, 2022HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – ATLAS Technology Group, which offers four service lines for the complex rehab and HME markets, is now providing services in Canada. The company offers ATLAS Enterprise Software, Telehealth Clinical Evals, ATLAS Clinical Evals Software and ATLAS – FIOS Business Services. “Our mission at ATLAS Technology Group is to support the HME/DME and rehab mobility providers with the tools and services for an enhanced patient experience,” said Bill Paul, CEO of ATLAS Technology...

Atlas Technology Group, business software, clinical evaluations, Complex Rehab, Telehealth


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Specialty Providers

Walmart, American Diabetes Association partner on program for businesses

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – MeMD, a national telehealth provider that’s part of the Walmart Health family, has launched the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program to better provide for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and assist employers and other institutions supporting the specific health needs of their employees.  Available as a standalone or as part of a comprehensive medical and behavioral telehealth program, the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program was developed...

American Diabetes Association, Diabetes, Telehealth, virtual care, walmart


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ACHC launches Telehealth Certification

April 21, 2022HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) now offers a Telehealth Certification that focuses on improving patient outcomes for organizations using remote patient monitoring, biometrics and video and audio technologies for encounters or education.  “The pandemic really pushed health care providers to adopt and grow telehealth services to maintain access for patients and, as a result, many of our clients were seeking ways to optimize this offering in...

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Medtrade

Speaker Q&A: Dr. Scott Martin

April 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

PHOENIX - Telehealth for the complex rehab market is never going away, says Scott Martin, MD, MS, medical director of TeleHealth Clinical Evals. Last year, TeleHealth Clinical Evals conducted thousands of wheelchair assessments via telemedicine. HME News recently spoke to Dr. Martin, who will be hosting a session at Medtrade West on telehealth, about its benefits.  HME News: Why is telehealth the new normal?  Dr. Scott Martin: Was the need always there for a smartphone? Absolutely....

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade West, Scott Martin, Telehealth


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