The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) received a victory this week in the litigation challenging the agency’s final rule that requires hospitals to publicly disclose the prices they charge, as well as their specific reimbursement rates with third-party payers (“Price Transparency Rule”). The Price Transparency Rule is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2021.The court’s decision comes amid calls from across the industry to delay the Price Transparency Rule’s effective date to allow hospitals, already burdened by COVID-19, more time to prepare for the arduous publication requirements. With the effective date only a few months away, however, this court victory, combined with indications HHS appears committed to the current timeframe, means hospitals must continue preparing to meet the requirements included in the Price Transparency Rule. For more information please click on this link
Manual processes and a lack of alignment with consumer expectations may be creating patient collections delays for a majority of providers, a new survey suggests. For more information please click on this link Patient Collections
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare Telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes build on the regulatory flexibilities granted under the President’s emergency declaration. CMS is expanding this benefit on a temporary and emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Please click on this link for more information.
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
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.