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New study links non-adherence to CPAP therapy to hospital readmissions

February 23, 2018HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Non-adherence to CPAP therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions, according to a study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea published in the Feb. 15 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.Non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause, the study shows."Until now no one has investigated the role of CPAP non-adherence in 30-day readmissions as an independent risk factor...

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CPAP helps keep COPD patients out of hospitals, study shows

July 12, 2017HME News Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. - Although PAP therapy is associated with a reduction in hospitalization for COPD patients, more than 92% of patients are not receiving the therapy, according to a recently published study funded by Royal Philips. The retrospective study, led by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, professor of medicine and interim chief of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, revealed that only 7.5% of the more than 1.8 million COPD...

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News

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...

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Sleep therapy reduces readmissions for CHF patients, study shows

January 28, 2016HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology. "Our research showed that early recognition and treatment of patients hospitalized with decompensated congestive heart failure is associated with a reduction in readmissions for patients who use their positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy on a regular basis," said first author...

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On the Editor's Desk

Unfortunately, perception is reality

February 24, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do. I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers? Templin, vice president of strategic development for Managed Health Care Associates, interacts with a number of payers in her work to promote the company's ACO Network, a national network of post-acute providers. “The perception, from the payer perspective,...

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Providers

Readmissions: HME Key to reductions

December 1, 2014John Andrews

ATLANTA - Home medical equipment is instrumental in keeping chronically ill patients from being readmitted to the hospital and it is time providers realized that, says Kelly Riley, senior director of the MED Respiratory and Sleep Networks.At a Medtrade presentation, Riley told attendees that there are various opportunities for HME to keep readmissions in check.Readmissions are one of the major cost drivers in healthcare and CMS is starting to levy substantial monetary penalties for readmissions within...

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CMS releases performance results for ACOs

September 19, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program generated more than $372 million in savings in their second and first years, respectively, CMS reported Sept. 16.The Pioneer ACOs generated estimated total savings of more than $96 million and qualified for shared savings payments of $68 million. They saved the Medicare Trust Fund about $41 million.Broken down, 11 Pioneer ACOs earned shared savings, three generated shared losses and three...

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Editorial

Why the pressure to reduce readmissions will change the future of oxygen referrals

September 9, 2014Bob Messenger

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act the whole U.S. healthcare system is being challenged to remodel itself. Largely, these challenges are financially driven. For the DME industry, it's national competitive bidding, and for hospitals, it's reducing 30-day readmissions. As all healthcare providers are assessing how they are going to survive and thrive in this new environment, one thing is clear: Everyone, including DME providers, must figure out a way to improve outcomes while being paid less.Why outcomes?...

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Qualcomm Life collaborates with ResMed

August 19, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced a collaboration with ResMed to develop connected health solutions. ResMed is using Qualcomm Life's technology to streamline transitions of care from the hospital into the home. It is integrating Qualcomm Life's 2net Hub and Platform with its Astral vents to capture and transfer near real-time biometric data to the HealthyCircles Care coordination platform. It's also using HealthyCircles with its CPAP devices to enable hospitals and...

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Providers

Provider flips ACO model

August 8, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WESTMINSTER, Md. - HME provider Randy Weston wants to break the mold of the traditional accountable care organization (ACO) model.Although most models are physician or hospital based, he is developing an ACO based on ancillary services, such as HME, pharmacy, nursing and lab testing. The ACO, called Valley ACO, was recently approved by Medicare.“We think by flipping it upside down we will be successful and more flexible,” said Weston, CEO of Mobility Rehabilitation Products and The Weston...

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