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Archive: April 2024


Dan Starck

Providers

CQRC leads way on oxygen reform

April 12, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – The fact that the HME industry, physician groups and patient groups are all in alignment on what needs to be done to fix the Medicare oxygen benefit should help to propel a new bill forward, says Dan Starck, interim chair of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.  The Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform (SOAR) Act, introduced in late February in the Senate and in late March in the House of Representatives, has support from heavy hitters like the American Lung Association,...

Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC), Dan Starck, Home Oxygen Equipment, Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform Act (SOAR)


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Arienne Martinez

News

Heartland meets attendees where they’re at

April 12, 2024Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa – In a strategic shift, the VGM Heartland Conference will open with a greeting from several company leaders, including CEO Jeremy Stolz, to discuss initiatives geared toward helping their members grow.  Among those initiatives, AI has emerged as a critically relevant topic, and attendees can expect several sessions dedicated to exploring its impact and applications.  “We're in the technology revolution right now and it's not going away,” said...

Heartland Conference, Home Medical Equipment (HME)


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Adam Nadler

Vendors

CompliantRx eases ‘document crunch’

April 12, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – They say necessity is the mother of invention and that’s certainly true for Adam Nadler, co-founder and CEO of both Quest Health Solutions, a provider of diabetes products, and his newest venture, CompliantRx.   CompliantRx is an AI/ML-powered platform that automates medical record review for HME providers by identifying the necessary coverage criteria and highlighting any missing information, providing feedback within minutes.  “We’ve...

Adam Nadler, CompliantRx, Quest Health Solutions


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Robert Boscacci

Providers

e-store paves way for future expansion

April 12, 2024Tracy Orzel

RICHMOND, B.C. – HME Home Health's website has undergone its first major overhaul in four years – a very long time in the world of tech, says CEO and Co-founder Robert Boscacci.  A highlight of the new website, which took the better part of a year to develop: an e-store.  “Here’s the thing, our customers are online,” said Boscacci. “So, the demand has been there, and since the pandemic, in particular, we’re finding our customers—more...

e-commerce, HME Home Health, Robert Boscacci


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News

In brief: CMS’s proposed rule, Rehab Medical’s latest expansion, NCPA’s CORE program

April 12, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued a proposed rule to improve the health of Medicare beneficiaries by addressing social determinants of health, strengthening emergency preparedness, and improving maternal health.   The fiscal year (FY) 2025 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) rule builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to support historically underserved and under-resourced communities and promote...

Computers Unlimited, Cork Medical, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Rehab Medical


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On the Editor's Desk

Change after Change

April 11, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When Change Healthcare acknowledged that it had been hacked by a “threat actor” named “BlackCat” and subsequently had to disconnect its systems, we were fairly certain it would be the subject of the cartoon and HME Newspoll for the April issue.  There were other ideas, of course – Theresa and I are nothing but a font of content, are we not? – including a poll on the impact on the HME industry of Dexcom’s plans to offer a continuous glucose monitoring...

Change Healthcare, Cyberattack


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Alex Bennewith

Also Noted

United Spinal joins peer network

April 11, 2024HME News Staff

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association is included in a new peer-to-peer network dedicated to supporting individuals and their families following traumatic injury. TandemStride’s network offers users a nationwide collection of resources and trained peers with lived experience. “United Spinal is dedicated to helping individuals and their families survive and thrive through traumatic injury,” said Alexandra Bennewith, vice president of government relations for United Spinal. “Our...

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Cork Medical recognized as best place to work

April 11, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cork Medical, a provider of wound care solutions, has made the 2024 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work list. The list recognizes and celebrates businesses for creating cultures that attract and retain employees. “We are so excited to join the list of Best Places to Work in Indiana for the first time,” said Blair O’Reilly, human resource manager. “We have an incredible team, and I want to thank each of them for making this honor possible....

Cork Medical, Wound Care


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Kenneth Flaming

Also Noted

Rehab Medical expands in Texas

April 11, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Rehab Medical has opened a location in Dallas, its third in Texas. “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Rehab Medical's growth in the West Region,” said Kenneth Flaming, regional vice president of sales. “We have seen tremendous success in Texas since we entered the market a few years ago and have the same expectations in Dallas.” Rehab Medical has hired seven additional staff members to support the location in Dallas. Leading the...

Rehab Medical, Texas


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Computers Unlimited demonstrates commitment to security

April 11, 2024HME News Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. – Computers Unlimited has completed its SOC 2 Type 2 audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This third-party attestation provides evidence that Computers Unlimited has a strong commitment to security internal controls and processes in place, the company says. “We recognize the importance of maintaining the highest standards of data security and operational integrity,” said David Schaer, president of Computers Unlimited. “Achieving a SOC 2 Type 2 certification...

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