DonJoy® Transforms Patient-Physician Communication: Introducing the X4™ Smart Brace

New Brace Innovation Featuring Motion Intelligence™ Provides Remote Patient Monitoring for Total Knee Procedures

SAN DIEGO, CA, SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — DonJoy, a leading provider of bracing and supports and part of the DJO® brand family, announces the launch of the X4™ Smart Brace with Motion Intelligence™, a revolutionary cloud-based remote patient monitoring solution.
X4 with Motion Intelligence is the first knee brace for total knee arthroplasty that monitors patient recovery and compliance in real time, enabling on-demand, insightful patient/physician connectivity throughout the continuum of care.  To read the entire press release please click SMART BRACE

DONJOY LAUNCHES FIRST REAL-TIME KNEE “SMART” BRACE

San Diego, California-based DonJoy, a brand of the DJO Global, Inc. family, has launched the first knee brace for total knee arthroplasty that monitors patient recovery and compliance in real time. The product, the X4 Smart Brace with Motion Intelligence, is a cloud-based system.

The X4 Smart Brace “…records patient data and transfers it from the patient app to the physician for review. X4 supports the knee while simultaneously allowing healthcare professionals to evaluate knee joint range of motion and rehabilitation compliance in real time.”  For more information please click X4 SMART BRACE.

Results of Widespread Prepayment Review of Claims for Lumbar-Sacral Orthoses, HCPCS Codes L0631/L0637

The DME MAC Jurisdiction A has completed the widespread prepayment review of claims for Lumbar-Sacral Orthoses (HCPCS codes L0631 and L0637). These findings include claims processed primarily from March 2015 through May 2015. The review involved prepayment complex medical review of 1,384 claims submitted by 423 suppliers. Responses to the Additional Documentation Request (ADR) were not received for 582 (42%) of the claims. For the remaining 802 claims, 148 claims were allowed and 654 claims were denied resulting in a claim denial rate of 82%. The overall CDR was 81.8%.  Please click here for entire report

CMS Launches Sunshine Website

The Sunshine Law (officially known as the National Physician Payment Transparency Program) creates greater transparency around the financial relationships of manufacturers, physicians, and teaching hospitals.

The Sunshine Law requires that the following information is reported annually to CMS:

  • Applicable manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies to report payments or other transfers of value they make to physicians and teaching hospitals to CMS.
  • Applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to report to CMS certain ownership or investment interests held by physicians or their immediate family members.
  • Applicable GPOs to report to CMS payments or other transfers of value made to physician owners or investors if they held ownership or an investment interest at any point during the reporting year.

CMS will collect this data, aggregate it, and publish it on a public website.  Please click here for more information: SUNSHINE