WASHINGTON (December 6, 2022)—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a bulletin focused on how to avoid HIPAA violations when using online tracking technologies. These online tracking technologies, like Google Analytics or Meta Pixel, collect and analyze information about how internet users are interacting with a regulated entity’s website or mobile application.
BELLEVUE, Washington (December 6, 2022)—Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company and Empowered-Home, today announced a partnership to provide automated prior authorization to medical associations, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Independent Physician Associations (IPAs), medical groups, and home health care agencies.
DALLAS (December 2, 2022)—The absolute lowest registration rates for Medtrade 2023 are scheduled to go into effect Monday, December 5. With SmartSaver rates, home medical equipment (HME) providers can pick up an Expo Pass for just $30 and a Conference Pass for only $125.
A Conference Pass includes access to the Expo Floor and the Consultant Cocktail Hour. SmartSaver rates will be in effect through December 16.
BOULDER, Colorado (December 2, 2022)—Quality Biomedical, a biomedical equipment management service provider to the post-acute and home medical equipment (HME) markets, has released a new technology to help HME and clinical providers solve one of the biggest problems related to respiratory equipment service.
Waterloo, IOWA (December 22, 2022)—The finalists for the 2022 HME Woman of the Year have been selected and the winner will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Dec. 15, 2022, VGM & Associates announced.
For more information about the finalists and to register for the free event, visit www.vgm.com/womanoftheyear.
This year’s seventh annual HME Woman of the Year finalists are:
EAGAN, Minnesota (December 2, 2022)—ABM Respiratory Care, a medical technology company focused on developing and globally commercializing novel integrated airway clearance and ventilation solutions, announced today the appointment of Tom Hill to the company's board of directors. Hill is CEO and Board Member of Marketlab.
WATERLOO, Iowa (December 1, 2022)—John Carter has joined VGM & Associates as vice president of sleep and respiratory compliance services.
DALLAS (December 1, 2022)–Axxess now enables clients to offer cognitive impairment services through a new strategic partnership with Cognitive Assessment and Memory Program (CAMP). CAMP combines digital therapeutics with app-based technology and artificial intelligence to provide assessments and treatments for mild to moderate cognitive impairment.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (November 29, 2022)—Some 70% of Americans have no advance directive about their long-term care needs, and only one in 10 have long-term care insurance, according to a new study from insurance company HCG Secure.
The study is accompanied by interviews that provide a window into the real-world experiences of the 65 million family caregivers in the United States, comprising 90% of all caregivers in America.
BALL GROUND, Georgia (November 29, 2022)—CAIRE Inc., a subsidiary of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., announced plans to acquire St. Paul, Minnesota-based MGC Diagnostics Holdings, Inc. (MGC). MGC designs, develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems, accessories, and consumables for the detection, classification, and management of cardiorespiratory disease. The acquisition will close by the end of the year.
ORLANDO, Florida (November 28, 2022)—Portable oxygen concentrator maker OxyGo today announced the launch of its new sleep line, complete with a web-based compliance program that allows providers to manage OxyGo CPAP patients.
MINNEAPOLIS (November 18, 2022)—Coloplast’s SpeediCath Flex Set catheter developed for people living with bladder and urinary problems is now cleared in the U.S. and will be launched in November 2022.
From 2019-2021, fewer than 1,300 Medicare beneficiaries used the home infusion benefit each calendar quarter—even though about 3.2 million patients are served each year by home infusion pharmacies. The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and other advocacy groups are working to pass the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act, a bill that would fix flaws in Medicare’s coverage, including adding pharmacy services.
WASHINGTON (November 18, 2022)—A federal jury has convicted an Illinois woman for conspiring to defraud Medicare of over $6 million, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2022)—Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), the owner of Manatee Healthcare System, which offers an integrated system of care for more than 400,000 people in Bradenton, Florida, and BAYADA Home Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care provider, have launched Manatee Health at Home by BAYADA, a joint venture partnership that will further expand integrated care delivery network capabilities into patient homes.