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Summit snapshots on interoperability, M&A and outcomes

Friday, September 23, 2016

We'll have two stories in our HME Newswire on Monday about different sessions at this week's HME News Business Summit.

NHIA finalizes data definitions


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has released its final set of Standard Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data to establish national benchmarks.

Medtrade Spring preview: Seize opportunity to be relevant

Q&A with speaker and HME provider Dewey Roof

LAS VEGAS-The HME industry certainly provides significant value to the healthcare sector, but some stakeholders argue that more must be done to prove it.

2016: The year of numbers

Monday, January 11, 2016

The February issue that we kick out the door later this week is the pre-show issue for Medtrade Spring. The March issue that we’ll be working on next week: the show issue.

NHIA seeks feedback on outcomes elements


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association is accepting stakeholder comments on newly revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements to be used in the collection of data to assess the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of home and specialty infusion care.

Older and younger patients benefit from CPAP therapy equally


SEATTLE – There’s little difference in improvement for older vs. younger patients treated with CPAP therapy, according to a study from the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa.

Study slams bid program, calls for suspension

Higher number of deaths, hospitalizations in test markets

BOSTON – A new study strongly disputes CMS’s claim that Medicare beneficiaries have experienced no disruption in access to diabetes supplies as a result of competitive bidding.

AAH supports study of COPD patients


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is throwing its weight behind a study to determine the impact of education on compliance and outcomes for COPD patients.

‘The future is outcomes data’


YARMOUTH, Maine – Sixty-three percent of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they use outcomes data to market themselves to referral sources.

The type of data that they feel is most important: clinical data (33%).

Why the pressure to reduce readmissions will change the future of oxygen referrals


Thanks to the Affordable Care Act the whole U.S. healthcare system is being challenged to remodel itself. Largely, these challenges are financially driven. For the DME industry, it’s national competitive bidding, and for hospitals, it’s reducing 30-day readmissions.