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Technology: Make integration a reality 

March 10, 2021Mark Ludwig

Q. How can providers take advantage of changing patient pathways through new technology and partnerships?   A. Last month, I focused on the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and how effective they could be in maximizing outreach to patients, closing the patient to physician communication gap, helping generate profitable growth and improving patient outcomes.  I thought I would build on that and dig deeper into technology enabled...

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Technology: Make it work for you

Smart Talk

Technology: Make it work for you

January 12, 2021Mark Ludwig

Q. How can providers use technology to provide more services and, ultimately, more revenue? A. Surviving the turbulence of COVID-19 makes thinking about new software and integration strategies impossible for even the most strategic and successful DME operators. It is in these challenging times, however, that we have to count on technology focused innovators and problem solvers to help DME operators improve operating efficiencies and find new sources of revenue. Fortunately, great work is being...

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News

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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Medtronic seeks to integrate CGM, smart pen

September 25, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DUBLIN, Ireland - Although Medtronic is a leader in insulin pump technology, the majority of people with diabetes who use insulin still opt for injections—that's why the company wants to “close the loop” for those patients. In August, Medtronic announced it had acquired Companion Medical, the manufacturer of?InPen, a smart insulin pen system paired with an integrated diabetes management app that helps with insulin dosing and tracking. “It became apparent to us there was a...

CGM, Insulin, Medtronic, smart pen, technology


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CMS seeks to modify 'reasonable and necessary,' establish MCIT

September 1, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has published a proposed rule that seeks to codify in regulations the definition of “reasonable and necessary” with modifications, including adding a reference to Medicare patients and a reference to commercial health insurer coverage policies. CMS proposes that an item or service would be considered “reasonable and necessary” if it is safe and effective; not experimental or investigational; and appropriate for Medicare patients, including the duration and...

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Also Noted

United Spinal partners with Google Accessibility

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The United Spinal Association has partnered with the Google Accessibility team to provide its members with information on products and services that help people with disabilities have greater independence. Brook McCall, United Spinal's community manager, has been trained by the Google Accessibility team on a number of products and accessibility features and functionalities, and will serve as a resource for members with questions. As part of the partnership, United Spinal will also publish...

Complex Rehab, Google Accessibility, technology, United Sprinal


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Golden upgrades distribution

February 25, 2020HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has expanded its distribution capabilities with a new facility in Laflin, Pa. The facility covers more than 170,000 square feet, and is equipped with state-of-the-art warehousing equipment and systems for faster order fulfillment. “The need for the products we offer is immediate,” said Rich Golden, CEO. “We are continuously looking for ways to provide a faster and more efficient experience to our retailers and customers. It is our goal to continue...

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OxyGo hosts oxygen expo

December 17, 2019HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - OxyGo will host its first Oxygen EXPO2 on Jan. 21 at OxyGo Southern in Orlando, Fla., with experts giving sessions on the future of respiratory. “The Oxygen EXPO2 will present the best of what is new and next in the industry,” said Victoria Marquard-Schultz, CEO of OxyGo, a manufacturer of a line of portable oxygen concentrators. The one-day event will include a keynote session by Franck Rahagi, MD, MH, FCCP, director of respiratory care at Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital...

Education, Expo, OxyGo, POC, technology


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Myndshft, Virtue partner to speed up ordering process

November 13, 2019HME News Staff

MESA, Ariz., and MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Myndshft Technologies, a provider of real-time check and prior authorization technology for home infusion and specialty pharmacy, has partnered with Virtue Technologies to help its customers improve patient and physician satisfaction, increase efficiency and reduce payment denials. “Our partnership with Myndshft allows us to deliver a frictionless, automated process starting with benefits verification through to prior authorization and confirmation of...

Home Infusion, Myndshft, Ordering, Partnership, specialty pharmacy, technology, Virtue Technologies


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Ventec connects VOCSN

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

BOTHELL, Wash. - Ventec Life Systems, the manufacturer of the VOCSN multi-function ventilator, has launched VOCSN Multi-View to provide patient trending and monitoring across multiple therapies. Mult-View is designed to summarize patient data and create trend reports to facilitate actionable and informed treatment decisions and care plans, drive proactive interventions, control costs and deliver seamless care across providers from hospital to home, company officials say. “Multi-View now provides...

Connected, Multi-function ventilator, technology, Ventec, VOCSN


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