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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth

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OIG assesses telehealth risks, CQRC responds 

September 12, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – High-risk providers represent a small portion of all providers who billed for a telehealth service, but strong, targeted oversight of these services is still important, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.  The OIG identified 1,714 providers out of about 742,000 whose billing for telehealth services during the first year of the pandemic posed a high risk to Medicare, representing a total of $127.7 million in Medicare fee-for-service payments for...

CQRC, OIG, Telehealth

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ATLAS Technology Group enters Canadian market 

June 13, 2022HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – ATLAS Technology Group, which offers four service lines for the complex rehab and HME markets, is now providing services in Canada. The company offers ATLAS Enterprise Software, Telehealth Clinical Evals, ATLAS Clinical Evals Software and ATLAS – FIOS Business Services. “Our mission at ATLAS Technology Group is to support the HME/DME and rehab mobility providers with the tools and services for an enhanced patient experience,” said Bill Paul, CEO of ATLAS Technology...

Atlas Technology Group, business software, clinical evaluations, Complex Rehab, Telehealth

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Specialty Providers

Walmart, American Diabetes Association partner on program for businesses

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – MeMD, a national telehealth provider that’s part of the Walmart Health family, has launched the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program to better provide for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and assist employers and other institutions supporting the specific health needs of their employees.  Available as a standalone or as part of a comprehensive medical and behavioral telehealth program, the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program was developed...

American Diabetes Association, Diabetes, Telehealth, virtual care, walmart

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ACHC launches Telehealth Certification

April 21, 2022HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) now offers a Telehealth Certification that focuses on improving patient outcomes for organizations using remote patient monitoring, biometrics and video and audio technologies for encounters or education.  “The pandemic really pushed health care providers to adopt and grow telehealth services to maintain access for patients and, as a result, many of our clients were seeking ways to optimize this offering in...

ACHC, Telehealth

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Speaker Q&A: Dr. Scott Martin

April 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

PHOENIX - Telehealth for the complex rehab market is never going away, says Scott Martin, MD, MS, medical director of TeleHealth Clinical Evals. Last year, TeleHealth Clinical Evals conducted thousands of wheelchair assessments via telemedicine. HME News recently spoke to Dr. Martin, who will be hosting a session at Medtrade West on telehealth, about its benefits.  HME News: Why is telehealth the new normal?  Dr. Scott Martin: Was the need always there for a smartphone? Absolutely....

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade West, Scott Martin, Telehealth

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AMA: Physicians support telehealth

March 24, 2022HME News Staff

CHICAGO – Physicians have embraced telehealth and they expect to use it even more in the future, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.    Nearly 85% of physician respondents say they are currently using telehealth to care for patients, and nearly 70% say their organization is motivated to continue using telehealth in their practice, particularly for chronic disease management and ongoing medical management, care coordination, mental/behavioral health...


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OIG: ‘Telehealth was critical during pandemic’ 

March 21, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – More than two in five Medicare beneficiaries, or 28 million, used telehealth during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.  In total, beneficiaries used 88 times more telehealth services during the first year of the pandemic than they used in the prior year, the OIG found.  “Telehealth was critical for providing services to Medicare beneficiaries during the first year of the pandemic,”...

COVID-19 Pandemic, OIG, Telehealth

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Stakeholders help secure extension for telehealth

March 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders helped to make sure that a recently passed omnibus bill extending telehealth services beyond the public health emergency included physical therapists and occupational therapists.  The bill, signed by President Biden on March 15 and passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate the week prior, extends telehealth services for 151 days beyond the PHE.  “This is a positive development for protecting remote services for people...

Complex Rehab, Don Clayback, NRRTS, Telehealth

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NCART grows membership

January 4, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART says it grew its membership by nearly 20% in 2021. Two of the organization’s newest members include Alpine Home Medical, a provider with 10 locations in Utah and Idaho; and Matia Robotics, a manufacturer of “innovative solutions” for individuals with disabilities. “Thank you to both organizations for adding their support to CRT advocacy work,” the organization stated in a bulletin. “We couldn’t be prouder to be working alongside...

Accessories, NCART, Power seat elevation, Telehealth

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