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ResMed buys CareTouch

July 10, 2015HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed continues to ramp up its service offerings, announcing today that it has bought CareTouch, a provider of Internet-based solutions and therapy-focused resupply programs for HME providers.“With this acquisition, ResMed is further helping HMEs streamline communications with their patients about ongoing therapy needs,” said Raj Sodhi, president of ResMed's Healthcare Informatics Global Business Unit, in a press release. “Because the CareTouch portal offers personalized...

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Vendors

ResMed buys CareTouch

July 8, 2015HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed continues to ramp up its service offerings, announcing July 8 that it has bought CareTouch, a provider of Internet-based solutions and therapy-focused resupply programs for HME providers.“With this acquisition, ResMed is further helping HMEs streamline communications with their patients about ongoing therapy needs,” said Raj Sodhi, president of ResMed's Healthcare Informatics Global Business Unit, in a press release. “Because the CareTouch portal offers personalized...

CareTouch, M&A, ResMed, resupply, Sleep Coaches


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Business Development

Despite hardships, providers eye diabetes

November 3, 2014John Andrews

After listening to the industry's complaints about the difficulties with reimbursement, excessive paperwork and governmental red tape, HME providers considering adding diabetes to their business mix may think it's not worth the trouble. Historically, this is why many providers opted not to enter the diabetes marketplace.But these are extraordinary times in HME, as competitive bidding has caused providers to reconsider their business models and look upon risk more favorably than in the past. For diabetes,...

Aetrex, Arkray, CareTouch, diabetes supplies, Dr. Comfort, Nufoot, Prescriptions Plus


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News

In brief: PMD spending down, F&P earnings up

May 30, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) continues to fall nationwide since the September 2012 launch of a demo requiring prior authorizations in seven states, CMS says. Monthly expenditures for PMD codes dropped from $12 million in September 2012 to $3 million in December 2013 in demo states, and from $20 million to $6 million in non-demo states across the same time period, according to an update.  “While we recognize that multiple factors contributed to the decrease in...

Brightree, CareTouch, Fisher & Paykel, PMD spending


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Business Development

Sleep market shows no signs of dozing off

May 23, 2014John Andrews

The sleep therapy market has since shrugged off the interruption of Round 2 of competitive bidding and is now finding its equilibrium. The new landscape finds some providers out of the business while contract suppliers are changing conventional methods in the search for cost savings, manufacturers say.“It has been 12 months since the Round 2 rates were announced and nine months since implementation began—there has clearly been some consolidation and repositioning,” said Dave Groll,...

CareTouch, Circadiance, CPAP, DeVilbiss, home sleep testing, InnoMed Technologies, philips respironics, ResMed, Sleep Coaches


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In brief: CMS puts finger on fraud, DME MACs remind docs about PECOS

December 20, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry watchers expect CMS to select a contractor early next year to administer a new fingerprinting provision aimed at curbing fraud and abuse. An RFP seeking a contactor to handle the process has a submission deadline of Dec. 23 and an award date of late February, according to AAHomecare. The provision mandates that “high-risk” providers submit fingerprints for a background check through the FBI's database. Those who will be subjected to the rule include newly enrolling...

101 mobility, CareTouch, Christian Kiely, CMS, competitive bidding, Convaid, copd, Daniel Starck, DMEPOS fee schedule, FAA


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Also Noted

HME Specialists chooses CareTouch

November 20, 2013HME News Staff

DENVER - HME Specialists now uses CareTouch360 to automate the management of its sleep apnea patients, CareTouch Communications announced Nov. 19. CareTouch360 uses a patient's preferred method of communication (IVR, live call, email or web) to monitor PAP use, document compliance and manage resupply orders. It also helps to keep staff apprised of any issues that need attention, according to the release. “Partnering with CareTouch enables us to focus our time on helping our customers at intake...

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In brief: Gov't delays hearings, Cardinal highlights AssuraMed

November 1, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice. Requests for hearings received after July 15, 2013, will be entered into the agency's case processing system and held until there is room on an Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) docket for adjudication. When a request is assigned, a notice will be sent, according to the notice. The ALJs have been backlogged for more than a year, thanks...

aahomecare, aahomecare manufacturers working group, AssuraMed, BOC, Cardinal Health, CareTouch, CMS, Convaid, CPAP, dead beneficiaries


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In brief: OIG wants CMS to improve data collection, Doug Harrison wants The Scooter Store to cover legal fees

July 3, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Bad data is preventing CMS from collecting “currently not collectible” overpayments, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). CMS reported $543 million in new “currently not collectible” overpayments across all contractors for fiscal year 2010, but it provided detailed information on $69 million “currently not collectible” overpayments for only seven contractors. Citing contractor transitions, the agency did not provide detailed...

CareTouch, Convaid, Doug Harrison, Harmar, mk battery, sleep apnea, The Scooter Store


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CareTouch creates seamless sharing

July 2, 2013HME News Staff

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - CareTouch Communications has added a feature to its CareTouch360 Platform that enables patients and home medical equipment providers to share and store patient data and documentation, according to a press release. The patient can scan or upload documentation into their record, eliminating miscommunication and ensuring everything is up-to-date. “When a patient is able to easily upload a prescription, therapy instructions or other information for their provider to see, nothing...

CareTouch, documentation, patient data


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