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In brief: Legislation moves forward, VBC lowers costs, Yuricich retires

November 17, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee in the House of Representatives has approved two HME-related bills, AAHomecare has reported.  The bills, The DMEPOS Relief Act of 2023 (H.R. 5555) and The Choices for Increased Mobility Act (H.R. 5371), will now move to the full E&C Committee for consideration in the coming weeks, the association says.   “This is a major step forward for our priority legislation in the House,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president...

AAHomecare, Humana, Kam Yuricich, Value-Based Care


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Humana: Value-based care lowers costs

November 15, 2023HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Value-based care lowers costs and keeps Medicare Advantage members healthier, according to the 10th annual Value-Based Care Report released today by Humana.  The 2023 report shows that MA patients receiving care under value-based arrangements spent more time with their primary care physician and were more likely to receive preventive care, with fewer hospitalizations.   According to the report, VBC enables:  A team-based holistic approach...

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Tomorrow Health shows results

November 2, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Tomorrow Health recently released new data with Geisinger Health Plan that shows an 83% reduction in care and supply delivery times since March 2021. The company is using the data to illustrate how improving home-based care delivery can have measurable impacts on health plan costs, member satisfaction and overall health outcomes for patients. "We are grateful to work with Geisinger to improve the home-based care experience for over 600,000 members in Pennsylvania," said Vijay Kedar,...

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Walgreens, Pearl Health expand value-based care

September 13, 2023HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. & NEW YORK – Walgreens and Pearl Health, which offers technology and insight solutions that it says empowers clinical teams to provide holistic, personalized treatment, have formed a partnership to accelerate the expansion of value-based care in collaboration with community-based primary care physicians. Walgreens, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, will provide complementary services, including prescription fulfillment, medication adherence, immunizations, care gap closure...

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In brief: Lincare settlement, value-based vs. fee-for-service, Beyond HME COO

August 30, 2023HME News Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. – Lincare has agreed to pay $29 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling Medicare and Medicare Advantage, according to a press release from Vanessa Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.  The settlement requires Lincare to refund wrongful payments made by Medicare beneficiaries and sets up accountability measures to prevent future fraudulent billing.  In the settlement announced Aug....

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Study: Consumers unclear on value-based vs. fee-for-service

August 28, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Employers and consumers are unclear of the difference between value-based care and fee-for-service payments, but when given the definition of value-based payments, prefer it, according to a study from EmblemHealth, a nonprofit insurer.   "The survey data and information from our research demonstrate that both employers and consumers overwhelmingly prefer value-based care to fee-for-service payment models when they better understand the differences between each model,"...

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Health care ‘transformation’ drives infusion market 

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Health care ‘transformation’ drives infusion market 

June 2, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – As value-based care gains steam, home infusion companies are increasingly making moves to bulk up their size and offerings, say M&A analysts.  “All of these folks are positioning to be a solution for value-based care, and no one is sure how it will shake out, but they know they need to partner with someone to get bigger in order to be attractive to payers,” said Pat Clifford, managing director, home medical equipment, for The Braff Group.  The biggest,...

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Allen Hunt on the shifting role of the HME provider

May 17, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Allen Hunt is president of Hart Medical Equipment, a growing company with shared ownerships by several health systems throughout Michigan and Northwest Ohio. That gives him a bird’s-eye view into what’s happening within those health systems and where the HME provider fits in, he says.  “We have an opportunity when the time is right to have a seat at the table and talk about how DME can be part of the solution,” said Hunt. “If you’re talking about saving...

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The ‘struggle’ is real: Where does HME belong in value-based care? 

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The ‘struggle’ is real: Where does HME belong in value-based care? 

March 29, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

DALLAS – Value-based care is a term that has been tossed around in health care for a while now, yet it’s still in the “early stages,” especially when it comes to the role of HME providers, said panelists during a session at Medtrade on Tuesday.  “You’re not the only ones struggling to define this,” said Allen Hunt, president of Hart Home Medical Equipment, a health-system owned, full-line HME provider based in Grand Blanc, Mich. “Health systems...

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Viemed invests $2M in value-based care platform 

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Viemed invests $2M in value-based care platform 

January 16, 2023HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has made a strategic investment in ModoHealth, a value-based care and patient management platform connecting payers, patients and post-acute providers.  ModoHealth expects to use the proceeds of the investment to fund the expansion of its proprietary patient management network, which combines clinical tools, remote patient monitoring, data analysis and patient-centric engagement.  “We are incredibly excited to partner with the team at...

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