HomeCare Monday

December 21, 2015

The blueprint for the new DreamFamily of sleep apnea solutions from Philips Respironics came from extensive patient and care provider interviews. The DreamWear mask, DreamStation PAP device, and DreamMapper patient self-management app are optimized for maximum comfort, ease of use, and effective therapy tracking, — so care providers can spend less time educating patients and more time treating them.

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CRT Accessories Legislation Passes Both Senate and House
Under a rare procedure to get a bill quickly considered by Congress, the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act was passed by both the Senate and House today.

HomeCare  Editors’ Top 5: Week of December 21
Five can’t-miss stories from the major news outlets

Year-End Omnibus Bill Will Not Include PACT Act or CRT Legislation
AAHomecare confirmed that HME legislative priorities will not be a part of Omnibus spending legislation package that Congress will consider.

Omnibus Spending Bill Adopts Medicaid Rate Cuts
State Medicaid agencies will be required to match Medicare fee schedule reimbursement rates (including single payment amounts in applicable areas) beginning January 1, 2019.

How CMS is Helping Patients Choose the Best Providers
CMS has expanded the data on its Physician and Hospital Compare sites to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care.

Point of Rental Software Launches Toys for Tots Social Media Campaign
Point of Rental Software joins the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign, pledging to donate $5 for every social media share.

New Support Features on HealthCare.gov
CMS announced that new consumer decision support features piloted earlier this enrollment season will now be fully deployed to all visitors.

Industry News: Impact of High Deductible Plans on Your Cash Flow
With many Americans choosing high deductible insurance plans, healthcare businesses will see big impacts. As the year begins, patients will be responsible for a larger portion of their healthcare costs, straining medical providers who will need to collect payments. Small businesses will need to stockpile working capital to manage through this difficult period. Click here for the full article.

Industry Update

Introducing the new DreamFamily patient-driven sleep therapy system

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