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TwelveStone, VirtueRN tackle fragmented post-acute care market


CHAPIN, S.C. – TwelveStone Health Partners and VirtueRN have joined forces to develop a post-acute care technology platform to address the fragmented market for medical equipment and medication services.

Q&A: CareCentrix’s John Driscoll

Post-acute providers drive ‘step change’ reduction in costs

HARTFORD, Conn. – With all of the noise about the need to reduce healthcare costs, post-acute care is getting a lot of attention these days, and companies like CareCentrix, a health management services provider, are ready for the spotlight, says CEO John Driscoll.

How to march the HME industry forward


The constantly evolving HME market, combined with competitive bidding, requires manufacturers and providers to look at their businesses differently. No longer are the days of simply delivering product and billing for reimbursement.

Medtrade Spring preview: Take advantage of your unique position

‘Fill the role in post-acute care before others do,’ says speaker Cheryl London

LAS VEGAS – HME companies are a legitimate care provider in the post-acute spectrum and partnering with health systems and hospitals represents a viable new business model for them, says Cheryl London, director of clinical operations for Crown Point, Ind.-based HealthCall

The post-acute pack: Can HME provides come out on top?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Post-acute care, including HME, is the Wild Wild West of health care, and that’s a good thing, several speakers said at the 11th annual HME News Business Summit in September.

The post-acute pack: How can HME providers come out on top?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Post-acute care, including HME, is the Wild Wild West of health care, and that’s a good thing, several speakers said last week at the 11th annual HME News Business Summit.

Cardinal Health bets on post-acute management services


DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health will acquire a majority stake in naviHealth, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that partners with health plans, health systems and providers to manage post-acute care.

Post-acute care could pay off

New payment systems offer new opportunities, says Kelsey Mellard of PACCR

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providers need to educate themselves on different post-acute care payment models if they want to get a piece of the pie, says Kelsey Mellard.

Beware these pitfalls of acute, post-acute care alignment


BURTONVILLE, Md. – Sure, the push by hospitals and health systems to reduce readmission rates has created opportunities for post-acute care providers.

Unfortunately, perception is reality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do.

I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers?