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AAHomecare comments on product innovation

November 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS needs to move away from the gap-fill methodology and develop an alternative payment system, AAHomecare urges in comments to a recent proposed rule on innovation and technology. The association says a new payment system would ensure appropriate payment and access, should a device receive approval under the proposed “Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology” (MCIT). CMS has proposed MCIT as a streamlined pathway for “FDA-designated breakthrough medical devices”...

AAH, Alternative Payment System, gap-fill methodology, innovation, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT), technology


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Philips ranks for innovation

July 7, 2020HME News Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Royal Philips has earned a place on Boston Consulting Group's “The Most Innovative Companies 2020,” moving up six spots to No. 23 in this year's rankings. Philips also ranks as the most innovative medtech company. The ranking is based on a survey of 2,500 global innovation executives on global “mindshare,” industry peer review, industry disruption and three-year total shareholder return. Philips is recognized for its significant investment in research and...

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It's ... (almost) Summit time

July 27, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Innovation: a new method, idea, product.You'll find all that and more in this year's educational lineup for the HME News Business Summit.A new method: A hybrid business model that gives both manufacturers and providers skin in the game, yet tweaks their roles to maximize cost-savings.A new idea: A healthcare continuum that places the patient at the center of care where they are most often, in the home.A new product: A growing group of patient engagement tools that serve the dual purpose of improving...

HME News Business Summit, innovation, thought leadership


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WHILL honored for innovation

February 27, 2018HME News Staff

SAN CARLOS, Calif. - WHILL was included in Fast Company's annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies for 2018. The listing honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation, according to a press release. WHILL earned a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Robotics. The company's Model Ci personal electric vehicle features embedded Bluetooth for remote driving with an iPhone app, a mobile data network connection, and GPS,...

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The struggle is real

October 13, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Well, Theresa and Tracy, we had a good run. Before now, we've been basking in the glow of having three recent HME Newspolls with more than 100 respondents. In the August issue, our readers had plenty to say about whether or not they've stopped taking assignment on certain products this year (148 respondents); in the September issue, they had plenty to say about how Medicare pricing has impacted Medicaid and third-party payer pricing in their states (114 respondents); and in the October issue, they...

HME NewsPoll, innovation


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