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In brief: FDA and Philips, Advent and Life Tech, Humana and Kindred at Home

March 11, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says efforts by Philips Respironics to notify patients and others of its recall of certain ventilators and CPAP and BiPAP devices and the risk of harm from the polyester-based polyurethan (PU-PUR) sound abatement foam used in those products have been “inadequate.”  The FDA on March 10 issued a notification order to Philips Respironics requiring the company to notify all device users, DME suppliers, distributors, retailers,...

Advent Home Medical, Humana, Life Tech, OPGA, Ossur, Permobil Foundation, Rhythm Healthcare

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Össur program meets privacy requirement

November 9, 2021HME News Staff

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Össur has announced that its Empower By Össur program has earned renewed certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status means that Empower by Össur has met key regulations and industry defined requirements, and that it is appropriately managing risk. “Organizations and programs like Empower by Össur are under more pressure than ever to meet complex compliance and privacy requirements that include technical...

Compliance, Orthotics, Ossur, Privacy, Prosthetics, security

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Össur goes green

March 1, 2021HME News Staff

REYKJAVIK – Össur has announced that it will be carbon neutral in 2021, its 50th anniversary. The company will be carbon neutral for energy and fuel consumption, waste generation, business travel, transportation of goods, and electricity consumption of finished goods suppliers. “We care about the environment and take our responsibility seriously,” said Jon Sigurdsson, president and CEO of Össur, who has led the company for 25 years. “We...

Bracing, Carbon Neutral, Orthotics, Ossur

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Össur upgrades Empower

February 9, 2021HME News Staff

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Össur has updated its proprietary Empower program to help physician practices and DMEPOS providers comply with new competitive bidding requirements for knee and back braces that went into effect Jan. 1.  Empower now has built-in prompts for new reimbursement coding and document capture requirements, and automatic mapping to designated contract providers based on a patient’s address.  “CMS’s new competitive bidding practice mandates...

Back Braces, Competitive Bidding, Knee braces, Ossur, Round 2021

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van Halem Group, Ossur build confidence

March 30, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group has been given the “stamp of approval” by Ossur to provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeals services for custom orthotics and prosthetics for the manufacturer'scustomers.“It's a testament to Ossur and its allegiance to its customers to reach out to us on their behalf and seek out an arrangement like this to assist them,” said Wayne van Halem, president of the van Halem Group.The van Halem Group will provide, among other things, a prescreen...

Ossur, van Halem Group

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van Halem Group, Ossur partner to improve O&P documentation

February 26, 2020HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The van Halem Group will provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeal services for custom orthotics and prosthetics provided by Ossur's customers.The services will include, but will not be limited to, a prescreen review of documents to determine if all coverage requirements have been met prior to submission for reimbursement, as well as access to the van Halem Group's team of clinical experts.“We know all too well the challenges and hurdles our customers face when submitting claims...

Documentation, Ossur, van Halem Group

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In brief: Growth in healthcare spending lower than average, CMS backs unique device identifiers

July 15, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published July 13 by Health Affairs and authored by CMS's Office of the Actuary. Projected healthcare spending growth remains lower than the average over previous two decades before 2008 (nearly 8%). “The Affordable Care Act continues to help keep overall health spending growth at a modest level and at a lower growth rate than the previous two decades,” said CMS Acting...

aahomecare, Essentially Women, Medtrade, MK Battery, NCPA, NHIA, Ossur, United States Power Soccer Association

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GPO contracts with Ossur for orthopedic products

July 14, 2016HME News Staff

CLEVELAND and FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. - CHAMPS Group Purchasing has re-launched its custom contract with Ossur Americas for its osteoarthritis and injury solutions bracing and support products. The Ossur contract gives 7,000-plus CHAMPS members nationwide the opportunity to streamline products, according to a press release. “With this contract, our GPO contract price has expanded significantly and now covers Ossur's entire catalog, including orthopaedic soft goods, braces, cold therapy and casting...

Contract, Orthopedics, Ossur

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