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In brief: President touts bidding, Brightree seeks buyer


WASHINGTON – The president’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2017 includes a provision to expand Medicare’s competitive bidding to new product categories.

Brightree seeks buyer?


ATLANTA – Brightree has retained William Blair & Co. to explore a sale of the company, according to VentureWire.

Technology: Make the switch

Q. What technology is needed to support automation objectives?


Technology: Measure it, manage it

Q. Can tracking metrics help me gain visibility into my business?

A. Typically when we receive questions about tracking metrics, they are from providers searching for ways to improve their business, but unable to determine which areas to focus on.

In brief: Stakeholders enlist Sen. Heitkamp, MedCare makes buy


WASHINGTON – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has agreed to be an original co-sponsor, along with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D, on a bill that would soften the blow of the nationwide rollout of competitive bidding pricing on Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.

Brightree honors providers


ATLANTA – Brightree has announced the winners of its 2015 Customer Excellence Awards.

Drive | DeVilbiss products can now be ordered direct from Brightree


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive | DeVilbiss has partnered with Brightree as an integrated electronic purchasing partner. As a result, HME providers can now order equipment from Drive | DeVilbiss directly from Brightree’s integrated e-purchasing platform.

In brief: ICD-10 goes live, BraunAbility sells to investment firm


WASHINGTON – ICD-10 went into effect Oct. 1, but it will be several days, if not a month, before the impact of the new code system sets in.

Short takes: Brightree, AOPA, Masimo, Nonin


Brightree’s electronic health record solution for home health and hospice has been selected by Merida Health Care Group.

Technology: Platform is everything

Q. What is the ideal technology platform for an HME provider?

A. Technology platforms typically fall into two distinct models: older on-premise client-server deployments and modern cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.