EWheels Enters Medical Mobility Market with New Brand
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 18, 2018)—EWheels announced it is venturing into the medical products and device manufacturing industry. An entirely new company, EWheels Medical (ewheelsmedical.com) was...
New Report Targets Homecare Patient Safety
(July 18, 2018)—A lack of standard measurement across all homecare services, a lack of standard training and supervision, and a lack of consistently effective communication and care coordination...
PlayMaker Health Acquires viaDirect
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 17, 2018)—PlayMaker Health, a post-acute growth platform, has acquired viaDirect Solutions, a provider of market intelligence and data analytics for the post-acute sector. “...
Numotion Launches Foundation
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (July 17, 2018)—Building on its commitment to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, Numotion has announced the formation of the Numotion Foundation, whose mission is...
Bonafide Management Systems Adds OCR Functionality
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.  (July 16, 2018)—Bonafide Management Systems announced optical character recognition (OCR) functionality. This technology allows customers to efficiently and instantly...
Allegiance Group Earns Security Certification
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 16, 2018)—Allegiance Group, a provider of patient-pay collections, announced COLLECTPlus has earned Certified status for information security from HITRUST. HITRUST CSF...
Mediware Adds Another Company
LENEXA, Kan.—Mediware Information Systems, Inc., announced that it has acquired Fazzi Associates, aiming to combine strengths for growth and greater capacity to help post-acute and...
Additional HME Supplies Fall Under New Tariff Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2018)—On Tuesday, July 10, the Trump administration released a new list of goods imported from China that could face 10 percent tariffs. Items on the list that may be of...
AAHomecare Documents Two Decades of Cuts for HME
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2018)—AAHomecare has developed a new two-page summary that recaps 16 significant reimbursement policy shifts affecting the HME community, including fee schedule adjustments...
CMS Proposes Market-Oriented Reforms for Competitive Bidding
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps toward changing Medicare’s DME fee schedule payments, proposing market-oriented reforms to the...
DMEPOS: What New Lead Item Pricing Looks Like
By Liz Carey In its July 11, 2018, proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pitched new lead item pricing as a measure to improve the competitive bidding program,...
Proposed Rule Protects Medicaid Provider Payments
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare...
Armadillo Introduces Scooter and Powerchair Basket
PALMETTO, Fla. (July 11, 2018)—Armadillo Mobility Lift Accessories Inc. announces the availability of the U-DOCK system. The U-DOCK product is described as a versatile, aluminum basket for mobility...
New Sleep Joint Venture
SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO (July 11, 2018)—ResMed a provider of sleep apnea treatment and connected health solutions, and Verily, an Alphabet company, announced their agreement to form a new joint...
Pediatrics: Status of Aveanna Premier Deal
ATLANTA and PASADENA, Calif. (July 11, 2018)—Aveanna Healthcare, a national pediatric home health care provider, announced the completed acquisition of Premier Healthcare Services, LLC, provider of...