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In brief: CMS downplays vent concerns, NSM and BraunAbility partner on education

October 25, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.The statement is in response to the 180 members of the House of Representatives who signed a letter asking the agency to drop non-invasive vents from the program.“The response fails to address the central tenets of the House sign-on letter, including the idea that 'adequacy of Medicare payment for critical services like home ventilation care is...

Medtrade, Non-invasive ventilators, PurWell, Universal Software


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In brief: Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical, BioScrip reports earnings

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the provider of diabetes testing supplies told HME News, “Arriva is in the midst of the administrative appeals process, with an appeal pending before an administrative law judge.”An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has now ruled Arriva Medical's admission that...

AOPA, Arriva Medical, BioScrip, BOC, CHME, Mail-order diabetic suppliers, Universal Software


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In brief: ResMed, Respironics both boast improved adherence

June 17, 2016HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Remote monitoring and automated coaching from ResMed significantly improve the use of CPAP therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to an independent study presented last week at the SLEEP conference in Denver. As part of this largest-ever, randomized, controlled study on OSA in the United States, more than 500 patients on CPAP therapy received support, including remote monitoring and automated coaching from ResMed's U-Sleep platform. Those who received support from...

Mediware, Philips Respironics, ResMed, SLEEP conference, Universal Software


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In brief: OIG sticks to script, Aeroflow accepts chunk of contracts

April 15, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General has reiterated its recommendation that CMS match Medicaid reimbursement rates for HME to Medicare rates.The recommendation, published this week in the OIG's April 2016 “Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations,” suggests that CMS seek legislative authority to limit Medicaid reimbursement rates for DMEPOS to Medicare rates and further reduce those rates through competitive bidding or manufacturer rebates.Lowered reimbursement rates could...

3B Medical, Aeroflow, PharMerica, ResMed, Universal Software, Wheel:Life


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In brief: Rotech 'ready to assist,' Universal Software makes buy

March 25, 2016HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare announced last week that it has received contract offers for general HME and standard mobility for all 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete.The national provider has also received offers for respiratory equipment for 116 CBAs.The offers are a bittersweet, Rotech says.“While we are excited about winning oxygen and CPAP in 116 CBAs, we are also disappointed bid pricing rates continue to reach levels that are devastating to the industry,”...

Acquisitions, ASAA, Mediware, Rotech, Round 2 re-compete, Universal Software, WHILL


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MedForce, Universal Software integrate

August 11, 2015HME News Staff

SUFFERN, N.Y., and DAVISON, Mich. - MedForce Technologies and Universal Software Solutions have developed an interface that enables automated transfer of patient demographics, documentation and other information. The integration streamlines workflows, eliminates duplicate data entry and ensures instant access to information at all times, according to the companies. “In health care, it is critically important that software systems work together for providers to realize the improvement in productivity...

Data, Integration, MedForce, software, Universal Software


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Universal Software partners with Prometheus Group

July 7, 2015HME News Staff

DAVISON, Mich. - Universal Software Solutions has partnered with Prometheus Group, an outcomes-based billing services provider, to help its HME provider customers to better leverage its Healthcare Data Management System. “Prometheus Group has a proven track record of helping DMEs improve efficiencies and overcome industry challenges,” said Christopher Dobiesz, CEO of Universal Software Solutions, in a press release. “We feel their services will help our clients maximize revenues...

Billing, Universal Software


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A/R Allegiance integrates with Universal Software Solutions

July 1, 2014HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A/R Allegiance has integrated its payment portal with Universal Software Solutions' Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS), the company announced June 30. The integration means the cash posting of any credit card payments made through the payment portal will now be automatically entered into HDMS without human interaction.  Another benefit: reoccurring charge generation. “This will significantly reduce the operational expense involved with collecting outstanding...

A/R Allegiance, Integration, Patient pay, Universal Software


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In brief: Lawmakers try to put brakes on bid expansion, contractors warn docs of DME scams

March 21, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, are spearheading a congressional sign-on letter urging CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner not to expand competitive bidding until the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed its investigation into the program, according to AAHomecare. “It's no secret that policymakers on both sides of the aisle see the controversial national bidding program as an unacceptable burden on the elderly and disabled,” stated Tom Ryan,...

Bidding, Drive, Medline, Ottobock, scams, test strips, U-Sleep, Universal Software


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