FRESNO, Calif., (July 15, 2020)—Sunrise Medical, a provider of advanced assistive mobility solutions, announced the appointment of long-time industry veteran Larry Jackson to the position of President of Sunrise Medical North America, effective from July, 20 2020. Larry will report to Thomas Babacan, the President and CEO of Sunrise Medical Group. With this appointment, he will also become a member of the group’s Global Senior Leadership Team.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 15, 2020)—A Florida man who operated a durable medical equipment company has been charged for his alleged participation in a Medicare kickback and telemedicine fraud scheme.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (July 15, 2020)—3B Medical announced the launch of its newest member to the Lumin family of disinfection products, the Lumin Wand. The Lumin Wand was developed out of a real need to bring to market a professional-strength product to sanitize surfaces. The Lumin Wand provides consumers and small businesses an easy, fast and chemical free way to disinfect kitchen and bathroom countertops, surfaces, keyboards and phones.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 13, 2020)—RedSail Technologies, LLC, is partnering with OmniSYS, LLC, to deliver clinical solutions to community and long-term care pharmacies. This collaboration will offer enhanced clinical services and provide untapped revenue streams that will help set pharmacies apart from the competition.
DALLAS (July 15, 2020)—Homecare Homebase (HCHB), a software for home health and hospice, is partnering with global digital wound care provider Swift Medical to provide high-quality, cost efficient care through an integrated solution.
LAFAYETTE, La. (July 15, 2020)—LHC Group and Orlando Health have announced signing a definitive agreement to form a new joint venture to enhance home health and home and community based services (HCBS) in the state of Florida. The joint venture will include six total locations—three current Orlando Health providers and three current LHC Group providers in Orlando, Clermont, Kissimmee and Altamonte Springs.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 14, 2020)--This summer, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), one of the country’s largest providers of customized mobility and accessibility solution
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2020)—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the increased utilization of products directly responding to related respiratory challenges (ventilators, oxygen, sleep equipment, etc.) have the potential to skew state Medicaid programs’ spending and impact rates for the broader range of home medical equipment.
AMSTERDAM (July 9, 2020)—Royal Philips, a provider of health technology, announced the launch of the Philips Respironics Mask Selector, a clinically validated, 3D facial scanning solution that helps providers to fit 9 out of 10 patients with the right mask from the start. The proprietary Mask Selector algorithm offers a novel solution in the shift toward digitization of health care, helping to improve business efficiencies by reducing costs associated with fitting time and mask waste.
NEEDHAM, Mass. (July 9, 2020)—Pharmacy provider MedMinder, announced the introduction of an automatic pill dispenser with telemedicine capabilities focused on the elderly and chronically ill. The release comes at a time when these individuals are increasingly relying on remote medical solutions to meet their medical needs while allowing them to maintain their independence.
AMSTERDAM (July 9, 2020)— Royal Philips, a provider of health technology, announced it has formed a strategic collaboration with BioIntelliSense, a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, to integrate its BioSticker medical device into Philips’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) offering to help monitor at-risk patients from the hospital into the home.
Updated July 15, 2020.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 9, 2020)--The Review Choice Demonstration program for home health services will resume on August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (July 9, 2020)—PointClickCare, a cloud-based software platform for the senior care market has been selected by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to provide de-identified patient data for the Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 Registry.
LOGAN, Utah (July 7, 2020)—Brandon Birch, CEO of Stander Inc. and Christian Carloni, president of TrustCare AB announced that, effective immediately, Stander will become TrustCare’s exclusive distributor for North America. The partnership will see Stander sell and support TrustCare’s rollators and ancillary products across its own retail network of 30,000+ home medical equipment dealers and pharmacies in the United States and Canada.
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 8, 2020)—North Carolina home medical equipment stakeholders successfully concluded a year-long effort to protect reimbursement rates for Medicaid beneficiaries served through managed care organizations (MCOs) when Gov. Roy Cooper signed comprehensive Medicaid bill SB 808.
FRESNO, Calif., (July 8, 2020)—Sunrise Medical announced the launch of a new group website, sunrisemedical-group.com. This new corporate website will provide a digital window to Sunrise Medical as a global company. Sunrise Medical has more than 2,200 associates operating in 18 countries and distributing in over 130 countries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2020)—Newly available relief from the Provider Relief Fund for entities who billed Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans was not available for providers who were eligible for the initial tranche of Medicare-based relief, as noted two weeks ago.
By Judith Graham
DALLAS (July 6, 2020)—Health care technology company Axxess released a new comprehensive wound care management system that enables users to document and track wound care seamlessly.