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Somnoware receives security clearance

December 22, 2021HME News Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Somnoware has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Agency Authorization through a Department of Veterans Affairs sponsorship. The designation authorizes Somnoware to work with federal organizations and paves the way for the company to complete the rollout of its platform to VA Medical Centers nationwide. “Today, Somnoware has made federal security requirements the de facto standard available to current and future customers,” said...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), respiratory care management, Somnoware

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Braze Mobility takes ‘next step’ with VA

November 23, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TORONTO – Braze Mobility had the opportunity to get important feedback on its terrain analysis system as part of the recent Breaking Boundaries: Collaboration Challenge, hosted by the Veterans Health Administration Ecosystem and Founder Institute, says CEO Pooja Viswanathan.  The system will help wheelchair users navigate outdoor environments more safely and independently, using proprietary machine-learning algorithms that identify hazards.  “It’s a co-creation process,...

Braze Mobility, Complex Rehab, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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Lawmakers urge VA to drop finger stick requirement

August 20, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, along with Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Tom Reed, R-NY., Co-Chairs of the Senate and Congressional Diabetes Caucuses, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough urging the VA to stop requiring veterans to use the medically unnecessary four finger stick tests prior to initiating continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) therapy.  In their letter, the lawmakers highlighted...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Diabetes

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Golden secures VA's scooter business

April 22, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has been notified by Veterans Affairs that the department plans to exercise its second year of a five-year contract to supply mobility products. Golden provides power scooters to the VA nationwide. “It is unprecedented for the VA to commit fully to a five-year contract, which is normally reviewed and approved year by year on an annual basis,” said Rich Golden, president and CEO. “We are humbled and honored to continue to provide top of the line...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Golden Technologies, scooter

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Rep. Gallego calls on VA to speed up payments

October 1, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., has sent a letter to the Veterans Benefits Administrator expressing his concerns about delayed payments to providers that perform VA-authorized installations, repairs and maintenance of automobile adaptive equipment (AAE). Gallego expressed concerns over reports of thousands of past-due reimbursement invoices totaling more than $34 million between 2010-15. “This is causing serious operational and payroll issues at businesses that cannot afford to be...

Adaptive, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Equipment, Payment, Vehicle

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VA taps SoftWheel for shock absorption system

July 10, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its business relationship with SoftWheel, a Tel Aviv-based company that makes a flexible shock absorption system that's built into wheels, according to the Times of Israel. As part of a deal between VA-approved wheelchair manufacturer Key Mobility and SoftWheel, 2,000 sets of shock-absorbing wheels will be provided to veterans over a period of three years, the news outlet reports. The VA has already approved supplying some 361wheelchairs...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Numotion, Wheelchair

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Standards for vehicle mods still in the works

January 5, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The clock is ticking on Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles. Per the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 14, 2016, the VA had one year to establish standards. “They were supposed to update their handbook within a year of enactment, and we're a little beyond a year,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products. “Those deadlines have...

Adaptive, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Equipment, Vehicle, Veterans Mobility Safety Act

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Coming soon: standards for adaptive equipment

November 30, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that requires Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles is headed to the president's desk for his signature. The House of Representatives on Nov. 29 agreed to pass an amended version of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act previously passed by the Senate. The amended version of the bill allows independent providers to continue performing home installations and deliveries, and ensures a fair certification process. “We...

Adaptive, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Equipment, Legislation, Vehicle

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Rotech notified of security breach…

August 19, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare may have experienced a security breach that could potentially affect the personal health information of 957 individuals. The provider received a police report on June 13 that paper patient records had been recovered from an unauthorized individual, according to news reports. The records include names, Social Security numbers, patient numbers, addresses and more. Rotech says it did not receive copies of the stolen information until July 11, when the U.S. Secret Service...

Contract, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Lincare, Protest, Rotech Healthcare

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GAO rejects Rotech protest of VA contract awards

January 29, 2014HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied Rotech's protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unreasonably ignored recent, relevant information when it decided Rotech wasn't financially fit to win contracts to supply veterans with home oxygen equipment, Law360 reports. The VA contended that Rotech, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, didn't qualify as a “responsible contractor,” according to the story. The VA's contracting officer...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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