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ACHC releases new survey findings 

December 14, 2023HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has released a new Quality Review Edition of The Surveyor. The Surveyor includes actual survey findings and frequently cited deficiencies that serve to clarify specific aspects of standards found to be non-compliant. Following the sample citations are tips for compliance. The 16-page guide includes overviews of program and service operations, human resource management, record and risk management, and continuous operational improvement....

Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Survey

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Greg Packer


Cost climate: What’s the impact on complex rehab? 

September 27, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa, and WASHINGTON – U.S. Rehab and NCART have teamed up on a new survey to assess the impact of today’s radically changed business climate on the financial health of complex rehab technology companies.  The survey, conducted by Christy Ryken and her Strategic Marketing Services team at the University of Northern Iowa, seeks to gauge the impact of inflation and supply chain disruptions, as well as increased wages and shipping costs, says Wayne Grau executive director...

NCART, Survey, U.S. Rehab

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Josh Marx


AAH: ‘We must evolve’ 

May 1, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s strategic priorities survey is live.    The brief survey seeks input from all areas of the home medical equipment sector, including suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers and association executives. It will remain open through May 12.   “Just as our health care system is changing, AAHomecare must evolve to support its wide range of stakeholders,” said Josh Marx, CEO of Medical Service Company and chairman...

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UPitt seeks input on wheelchair service

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with other investigators, has launched a survey on wheelchair service and funding and seeks participation from various stakeholders, including clinicians, suppliers and manufacturers.  The goal of the survey: To identify the benefits and shortcomings of various types of existing wheelchair policies, both in the United States and around the world.  “Participation includes responding to a series of questions related...

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Poor sleep quality: Is it stress or apnea?

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – For half of Americans, stress over the past year of the pandemic is negatively impacting the quality of their sleep, according to the results of nationwide survey of 1,000 adults conducted by ResMed.  While COVID-related stresses are often noticeable, one of the biggest stealers of sleep might be something people can’t easily detect: sleep apnea, the company says.  “While data show that stress and worry are key factors impacting many people’s...

Awareness, ResMed, Sleep Apnea, Survey

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Study supports CareCentrix model

March 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON and HARTFORD, Conn. – Avalere, an independent health care research and consulting firm, has found a major reduction in the total cost of care for patients managed by CareCentrix through reduced emergency room visits, hospital utilization and hospital readmissions.  Avalere found that the total cost for Medicare Advantage members was 44% lower in the CareCentrix-managed population during the initial 90 days following discharge and 27% lower twelve months after...

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Itamar seeks to raise awareness of home sleep testing 

February 16, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Eighty-nine percent of respondents to a survey commissioned by Itamar Medical say they know what sleep apnea is, but a deeper dive of results shows their understanding is “superficial.” The survey suggests a lack of awareness around the availability of safe and home-based diagnostic options, as well as a distrust of the data collected by commercially available wearable devices. “While unfortunately not all that surprising, the results of the survey exemplify the...

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Philips survey shows respiratory health is more of a priority

November 17, 2020HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the COPD community, but it has also increased awareness of the condition and pushed patients to pursue alternative care options, according to the first ever World COPD Day survey by Royal Philips. “Despite impacting millions of people around the world, COPD isn't talked about as often as other chronic conditions like heart disease,” said Huiling Zhang, head of medical office for connected care at...

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New CRT consortium seeks survey responses

August 26, 2020HME News Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The new CRT Remote Services Consortium has launched a survey to collect information about the application of remote services and telehealth in the complex rehab industry, as well as benefits/issues with their use and considerations for the future. Responses to the “Remote Services and Telehealth Survey” will be used in discussions with policymakers and others as part of efforts to make the current policy expansions permanent beyond the public health emergency. Responses...

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Pandemic impacts patient volume, survey says

June 3, 2020HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Respondents report, on average, a 4.1% decline in their sleep resupply business due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the “2Q20 HME Oxygen, Sleep and Complex Rehab Survey by Needham and HME News.”Respondents saw their sleep patient volume increase by 5.5% in the last 12 months before the pandemic and expect their volume to grow by 5% over the next 12 months.“Both of these growth rates are lower than our prior survey results of 15% and 15.3%, respectively,” writes analyst...

Complex Rehab, Needham, Patient volume, Respiratory, Survey

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