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Archive: February 2024


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AAH updates supplier numbers

February 22, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s quarterly supplier number tracking sheet is now available with January 2024 data. AAHomecare monitors the DMEPOS industry by reviewing the list of Medicare enrolled suppliers. The updated tracking sheet continues to show a slight decline from last quarter’s update. The association now estimates there are currently 8,005 traditional Medicare DMEPOS locations across the country. The data shows a 38% decrease in traditional DME supplier locations since 2013....

AAHomecare, DMEPOS


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United Spinal urges recognition of International Wheelchair Day

February 22, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is inviting champions of disability inclusion to share its International Wheelchair Day blog on their social media platforms to highlight International Wheelchair Day, March 1. The blog offers reflections from wheelchair users on the impact of their mobility devices on their independence, freedom, and quality of life. United Spinal advocates for and provides resources to people with SCI/D.

Disability, International Wheelchair Day, United Spinal Association


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Tactical Back Office

A new staffing model that delivers ready-to-work pros, boosting efficiency and lowering costs.

February 22, 2024Tactical Back Office

Sponsored Content: Tactical Back Office has introduced a groundbreaking virtual assistant and staffing model that is reshaping the home medical equipment (HME) and healthcare industry's approach to overcoming today's hiring challenges. This innovative strategy addresses the inefficiencies and risks associated with traditional recruitment processes, offering a more efficient, effective, and lower cost solution for organizations seeking to fill critical positions with right-fit employees. The...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Staffing Solutions, Tactical Back Office


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John Rademacher

Specialty Providers

Option Care delivers ‘strong results’

February 22, 2024HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health reported revenue of $1.12 billion for the fourth quarter of 2023, an increase of 9.5% compared to the same quarter in 2022.  Revenue for the full year was $4.3 billion, up 9.1% compared to 2022. Gross profit for the quarter was $247.1 million and adjusted EBITDA was $111.6 million.  “The Option Care Health team delivered strong financial results in the fourth quarter and full year of 2023 and continued to execute on our commitment...

Home Infusion, John Rademacher, Option Care Health


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Amy Hester

Providers

Amy Hester on why we should take fall risk seriously

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

BENTON, Ark. - HD Nursing has developed a fall prevention program based on a predictive analytics tool that looks at nine factors, including age, fall history, medications, mental status and mobility issues, and then assigns a score to determine a person’s fall risk.  “Based on that score, we know you are at risk, what the degree is of that risk, and what is driving that risk,” says Amy Hester, CEO and chairwoman of HD Nursing, a patient safety solutions company she founded...

Amy Hester, Fall Prevention, HD Nursing


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In brief: Lincare settles allegations, OM posts increase, ONeal Medical drops DME

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Lincare will pay $25.5 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently continuing to bill federal health care programs for the rental of non-invasive ventilators that patients no longer needed or used.    The settlement also resolves claims that Lincare violated the Anti-Kickback Statute by waiving coinsurance payments to induce certain Medicare and Tricare beneficiaries to rent NIVs.  As part of the settlement, Lincare also...

Lincare, Oneal Medical, WellSky Foundation


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Kramer to receive 2024 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Foundation has named Nancy Kramer as the recipient of the 2024 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.  Kramer, vice president, clinical services at Optum Infusion Pharmacy, has more than 30 years’ experience in home infusion nursing, clinical leadership, staff education and development, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and patient-centered care.  “Nancy is a true servant leader with a deep sense of empathy and way of...

Lynn Giglione, Nancy Kramer, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF)


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Royal Philips proposes board members

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has proposed re-appointing Chairman Feike Sijbesma and Peter Löscher as members of the supervisory board and to appoint Benoît Ribadeau-Dumas as new member of the supervisory board to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will be held May 7, 2024. Sijbesma has been a member of the supervisory board since 2020 and chairman of the supervisory board since May 2021. He is also the chairman of the corporate governance and nomination & selection...

Royal Philips


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Masimo, UCHealth to collaborate on patient care

February 21, 2024HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. – Masimo, a provider of medical technology solutions, and UCHealth, a Colorado-based network of hospitals, clinics and providers, have entered into an agreement to improve the standard of patient care using the latest in virtual care and telehealth capabilities. “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with world-class organizations like UCHealth,” said Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. “By combining our technological expertise and their clinical...

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EnsoData receives clearance for AI-powered sleep diagnosis

February 20, 2024HME News Staff

MADISON, Wis. – EnsoData has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for AI-driven analysis of PPG signals (EnsoSleep PPG) which supports the diagnosis of sleep disorders using any FDA-cleared pulse oximeter. EnsoSleep, EnsoData's previously FDA-cleared diagnostic AI analysis and sleep scoring solution, uses machine learning to analyze data from traditional sleep studies to aid physicians in diagnosing sleep disorders. With this new clearance, EnsoSleep PPG will...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), EnsoData


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