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Hurricane Harvey: Providers begin clean up, question CMS policy

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09/01/2017

HOUSTON – As the massive flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey began to recede last week, HME providers were starting to assess the damage wrought by the historic storm.

SuperCare acquires LifeCare assets

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08/31/2017

DOWNEY, Calif. – SuperCare Health has acquired the respiratory assets of LifeCare Solutions.

Website aims to be point of contact

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08/28/2017

With consumers continuing to go online to research and purchase home medical equipment, a new website aims to connect patients and caregivers with information about in-home services including HME and local providers.

Reporter’s notebook: Audit reprieve a ‘confidence builder’

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08/28/2017

MODESTO, Calif. – It’s not every day that HME providers get good news from a CMS audit contractor, but Home Oxygen Company recently got a break from certain audits.

Health Complex Medical has it ‘All Taken Care Of’

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08/28/2017

WATERBURY, Conn. – Health Complex Medical is “scrapping” its old messaging with a rebrand that highlights its expanded sleep services.

Apria letter spotlights grandfathering provision

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08/18/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Grandfathering under the competitive bidding program came up recently when Medicare beneficiaries in California received a letter from Apria Healthcare saying that, as of August, they must transition to a contracted provider.

New Apria program helps reduce readmissions

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08/11/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has launched a new program for patients on non-invasive ventilation that it says significantly reduces hospital admissions.

Apria settles with MassHealth

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08/10/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle allegations that it billed Massachusetts residents for services already covered by MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program.

CareCentrix pursues 360-degree view of patients

‘The more data that’s available, the more you can learn and the more you’re able to see relationships no one could see before,’ says Steve Wogen
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08/04/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – It may seem like a concept straight out of a sci-fi film, but artificial intelligence is being used across industries, and although health care has been a little slower on the uptake, its time has come, says CareCentrix’s Steve Wogen.

Go mobile: Switch to mobile like 'night and day'

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07/31/2017

A push to break its paperwork logjam and speed up the billing process prompted MedCare Equipment Company to switch to a mobile delivery system just over a year ago.

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