Study: Middle-Class Seniors Can’t Afford Special Housing
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 24, 2019)—Some 8 million seniors won’t be able to afford the specialty residential care they need, according to a new study—and that means HME and home health care...
Hosparus Health Partners with Homecare Homebase
DALLAS, Texas (April 24, 2019)—Homecare Homebase (HCHB) a provider of mobile home health and hospice software has become the EMR solution for Hosparus Health, a not for profit hospice and palliative...
Medicare Trust Fund Running Short
(April 23, 2019)—One of the two Medicare trust funds is on pace to run out of funds in seven years, according a report released Monday by the Medicare Board of Trustees. The projections align with...
Take the NAHC PDGM Therapy Survey
WASHINTON, D.C. (April 23, 2019)—The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is currently evaluating possible impacts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of...
Casamba Partners with Forcura
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (April 23, 2019)—Casamba, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for home health agencies, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and contract...
Philips Debuts New Mask and Portable Humidifier
LAS VEGAS and AMSTERDAM (April 18, 2019)—Royal Philips, a provider of health technology, introduced new solutions and services at Medtrade Spring 2019. During the show, Philips featured its latest...
Medtrade Spring Sees Double-Digit Attendance Increase
LAS VEGAS (April 19, 2019)—Registration numbers tracked ahead leading up to Medtrade Spring at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, and organizers say most everyone who registered ending...
The Winners of Medtrade Spring 2019
LAS VEGAS (April 18, 2019)—The final day of Medtrade Spring at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas culminated with the New Product Pavilion Provider’s Choice Awards, sponsored by HomeCare...
Additional HCPCS Codes Added to Prior Authorization List
WASHINGTON, (April 18, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected 12 additional items of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to be subject to required prior authorization...
HHS Hit with Class Action Suit
CHICAGO (April 17, 2019)—A Chicago-based home health company filed a class action complaint in Federal Court on Friday, April 5, against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a federal...
Study: Seniors Have Easy Access to Guns
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 17, 2019)—Homecare companies and their employees should be aware that many older adults have easy access to guns—even if some who are mentally impaired or easily agitated—and...
BOC Unveils New Website
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (April 16, 2019)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) unveiled a new web experience with the launch of its new website. BOC’s president and CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA...
Brightree Expands ReSupply Program
ATLANTA (April 16, 2019)—Brightree announced that its Brightree ReSupply solution for home medical equipment (HME) providers has expanded to support additional categories outside of sleep therapy,...
Legislation to Exclude CRT from Competitive Bidding Introduced
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2019)—On April 12, 2019, Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 2293. This legislation excludes manual CRT wheelchairs from the competitive...
House Bill Would Allow Non-Doctors to OK Home Health
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 12, 2019)—A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week would allow some nurses and other health care practitioners who aren't physicians to...