Medicare has often been plagued by fraud over medical equipment. A new federal rule is hoping to change that. "The rule could save Medicare $10 million the first year, $200 million in five years and $580 million over a decade, says Aaron Albright, spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services..." [ Read more here ]
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Jimmy Carter has announced that his latest scans are coming up cancer free. During the ex-president's fight with cancer, he has continued his active lifestyle, with work at his charity The Carter Center, as well as aiding Habitat for Humanity. "Carter has said he experienced no side effects during treatment, a positive sign for his doctors, said Dr. Keith Flaherty, a melanoma specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital's Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies who is not involved in Carter's treatment..." [ Read the story here ]
As well as protecting you in your home, a new medical alert system hopes to give you the peace of mind while you are out and about using GPS and cell phone technology. "Mobile alerts “can give a sense of security,” says Alfred Sacchetti, a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians." [ Read the story here ]
Being convinced of one count of healthcare fraud, the jury set in for a Texas man who defrauded the medicare system. "Huey P. Williams Jr., 46, of Katy, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon of the Southern District of Texas. In addition to imposing the sentence, Judge Harmon ordered Williams to pay $1.96 million in restitution. Williams owned and operated Hermann Medical Supplies Inc. and Hermann Medical Supplies II (collectively Hermann Medical), two Houston-area durable medical equipment (DME) companies..." [ Read the story here ]
E-commerce has boosted the medical equipment rental rates across the world. Allowing doctors to save money by sharing equipment which they will only use for a specific set of procedures. "Over the years, medical equipment segment has grown by leaps and bounds as complex engineering used to make life simple for patients. As the technologically advanced medical equipment is used in case of specific situations, periodic assistance, or for just a procedure, several hospitals prefer renting the equipment instead of buying them..." [ Read the story here ]
Services for Independent Living (SIL) is helping those in need of medical equipment by reusing and loaning out much needed life saving devices. "Customers can use the equipment for a few weeks or longer. Merry said he gave out 186 loans, which range in duration. The 552 recycled items resulted in $288,522 saved by consumers...." [ Read the story here ]