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NCART makes case for telehealth

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium on Jan. 4 submitted comments to the Telehealth Workgroups of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives making the case for a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology. The comments are another step toward getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and...

complex rehab, legislation, ncart, telehealth


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Study boosts case for telehealth for complex rehab 

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Study boosts case for telehealth for complex rehab 

January 11, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Telehealth can be effective in providing complex rehab technology, including custom-designed and custom-fitted manual and power wheelchairs, to veterans, according to two recent studies published in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. The first study involved a cohort of veterans with disabilities who were assessed by a therapist through telehealth in their home for CRT and then compared to a matched sample of non-veterans who were assessed through traditional in-person...

complex rehab, Mark Schmeler, telehealth, University of Pittsburgh


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Hart Medical expands in Michigan 

December 30, 2020HME News Staff

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – Hart Medical Equipment has acquired McLaren Home Medical Equipment, formerly known as VitalCare, which has locations in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Petoskey in northern Michigan. “Hart concentrates on patient outcomes, integrative technologies, timely delivery and customer satisfaction, which has helped build trust within our communities,” said Allen Hunt, president of Hart Medical. “We look forward to bringing Hart’s focus on continuity of care,...

Hart Medical Equipment, McLaren Home Medical Equipment, telehealth


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On the Editor's Desk

Prial's prediction

December 15, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Shelly Prial will be remembered for a number of things, including being the “show ambassador” for Medtrade. I’ll remember him for the bow ties – and his passion for telehealth. When he was still with us, I fielded calls from Prial, sometimes weekly, about how teleahealth was the wave of the future and how HME providers needed to carve out a niche for themselves in this new market. This is from a Q&A we did with Prial way back in 2006: HME News: Where can HME providers...

remote patient monitoring, Shelly Prial, telehealth


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Providers

What's the 'optimal reimbursement'?

November 24, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

HARTFORD, Conn. - Seventy-two percent of consumers say they prefer to recover at home, and 97% of payers say home-based care is in the best interest of consumers and payers, according to a new report, “Health-at-Home 2020: The New Standard of Care Delivery,” published by CareCentrix.The slow-moving health care industry is finally catching up, says Dr. Jasen Gundersen, chief medical officer for CareCentrix, leveraging telehealth in a big way to increase care in the home. “The use...

CareCentrix, HOme medical equipment, telehealth


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NCART pushes telehealth for PTs, OTs

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - NCART has responded to CMS's proposed rule on Medicare payment policies for physicians, which includes proposals related to continuing the expanded telehealth policies when the public health emergency expires, but not for physical and occupational therapists. NCART has written a letter to CMS in support of permanently authorizing PTs and OTs as telehealth practitioners and including the related PT and OT codes as authorized telehealth services. Additionally, NCART is also continuing...

ncart, OT, PT, telehealth


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COVID accelerates intersection of DME, remote care

October 23, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The COVID-19 pandemic has unlocked telehealth, creating new opportunities for home-based care and DME, particularly in rural America, says Dr. Jacob Warren. Under the public health emergency, CMS has expanded the use of telehealth and, while it's too soon to know whether these changes will be permanent, it's unlikely that the agency will be able to put that genie back in the bottle, said Warren, a behavioral epidemiologist in the Mercer University School of Medicine during “Rural...

coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Jacob Warren, HME News Business Summit, telehealth


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CMS expands list of telehealth services

October 15, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has added 11 new services to the list of telehealth services that it will pay for during the public health emergency. These new services include certain cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services. Since the beginning of the PHE, CMS has added more than 135 telehealth services to the list. The agency is also providing support to state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs to expand telehealth services. A preliminary snapshot of Medicaid and CHIP data shows that more...

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Gov't charges 345, revokes billing privileges for 256

October 13, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, along with state and federal law enforcement partners, has conducted a national “telefraud” takedown involving more than $6 billion in alleged losses. The fraudulent activity has resulted in charges for 345 defendants, including telemedicine companies, DME companies, genetic testing labs, pharmacies and more than 100 medical practitioners, in 51 judicial districts. Health care billing privileges have...

dme, Fraud, OIG, telefraud, telehealth


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On the Editor's Desk

The T word

October 12, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It wasn't intentional, but nearly every session at the virtual HME News Business Summit in September stressed the importance of providers leveraging technology to not only improve care but also make their businesses more efficient and profitable. Sure, technology creeps up at the Summit every year and it's often the focus of a session or two, but never has it so dominated our entire event. There were sessions at the Summit that I knew would focus on technology, like the keynote by Dr. Jacob Warren...

e-prescribing, HME News Business Summit, remote monitoring, telehealth


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