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Draft assessment questions impact of CPAP therapy

April 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Published studies mostly do not support that CPAP therapy affects long-term, clinically important outcomes, according to a 155-page draft technology assessment prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Specifically, with low strength of evidence, randomized controlled trials do not demonstrate that CPAP therapy affects all-cause mortality, various cardiovascular outcomes, changes in psychological measures...

CPAP Therapy, Evidence Review, Outcomes


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Numotion adds chief medical officer

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has appointed Tara Kersten, M.D., as chief medical officer. Kersten will provide Numotion with strategic clinical advice, support advocacy efforts and lend her expertise to outcomes studies. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Kersten at Numotion,” said Mike Swinford, CEO. “She is uniquely positioned to help the company become an ever-more-essential partner to our customers, physicians and referral partners, and we...

chief medical officer, Numotion, Outcomes


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U.S. Rehab refreshes FMA dashboard

March 15, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - U.S. Rehab is in the final stages of releasing a new dashboard for its Functional Mobility Assessment tool, according to a blog post on its website. The new dashboard will have enhanced ease-of-use, more clearly defined graphics and menu selections, advanced diagnoses choices and more up-to-date demographic selections. U.S. Rehab says more details will be announced soon. More than 2,800 unique U.S. Rehab members and rehab institutions have now participated in the FMA outcomes program,...

Functional Mobility Assessment, Outcomes, US Rehab


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On the Editor's Desk

Summit snapshots on interoperability, M&A and outcomes

September 23, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

We'll have two stories in our HME Newswire on Monday about different sessions at this week's HME News Business Summit. (Don't tell anyone, but here are the links to those stories now: http://www.hmenews.com/article/providers-need-be-better and http://www.hmenews.com/article/providers-ask-what-s-next.) But there was so much good stuff from the Summit (stuff—real technical term, I know), I've also strung together some quotables from other sessions here. Available green space Interoperability...

HME News Business Summit, Interoperability, M&A, Outcomes


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NHIA finalizes data definitions

February 26, 2016HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has released its final set of Standard Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data to establish national benchmarks. The definitions, developed by a volunteer task force, include: adverse drug reaction, emergency department use, unplanned hospitalization, and medication error. "By collecting uniform data, the home and specialty infusion industry will take an important step toward describing and quantifying the value of home infusion as a critical...

Benchmarking, Home Infusion, national home infusion association, Outcomes, standards


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Medtrade Spring preview: Seize opportunity to be relevant

February 12, 2016Jeff Rowe

LAS VEGAS-The HME industry certainly provides significant value to the healthcare sector, but some stakeholders argue that more must be done to prove it.At Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, in a session titled “Monetizing the Value of Outcomes," Dewey Roof, president of LifeH2H, will explain the importance to HME providers of demonstrating financial value to hospitals and providers.HME News: What are the most important outcomes for HME providers to be collecting and why?Dewey Roof: Readmissions...

data, Outcomes, readmissions, value


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2016: The year of numbers

January 11, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The February issue that we kick out the door later this week is the pre-show issue for Medtrade Spring. The March issue that we'll be working on next week: the show issue. Didn't we just turn the page to 2016? Why are we already talking about the March issue and Medtrade Spring? Ah, the perils of print publishing, which requires you to work months ahead of time. We'll have Q&As with speakers in the March issue to drum up interest in the educational program at Medtrade Spring. The three speakers we...

data, disease management, economies of scale, M&A, numbers, Outcomes


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NHIA seeks feedback on outcomes elements

August 14, 2015HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association is accepting stakeholder comments on newly revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements to be used in the collection of data to assess the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of home and specialty infusion care. Providers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, payers, accreditors and other healthcare professionals can submit feedback on NHIA's website. The revised definitions are part of the association's ongoing efforts to establish...

data, Home Infusion, Outcomes


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Specialty Providers

Study slams bid program, calls for suspension

June 9, 2015HME News Staff

BOSTON - A new study strongly disputes CMS's claim that Medicare beneficiaries have experienced no disruption in access to diabetes supplies as a result of competitive bidding.A study by the National Minority Quality Forum, which was presented June 7 at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions, concludes that beneficiaries in the program's initial nine test markets are receiving only a portion of the supplies they need, according to a press release.“A propensity score matched...

competitive bidding, diabetes supplies, Outcomes


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Older and younger patients benefit from CPAP therapy equally

June 9, 2015HME News Staff

SEATTLE - There's little difference in improvement for older vs. younger patients treated with CPAP therapy, according to a study from the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa. Researchers evaluated data from 88 patients with both mild and moderate-to-severe newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea and categorized them into age groups: younger (less than 55 years) and older (65 or older). After four months of therapy, they found there was a 37% reduction in the Epwroth Sleepiness Scale...

Outcomes, Sleep Therapy, study


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