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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The ability to monitor health and fitness is a growing desire among consumers. A new smart bio-sensor developed by Samsung is showing promise in revolutionizing the information you can collect from a wearable device. "Samsung’s Bio-Processor is the industry’s first all-in-one health solution chip. By integrating not only Analog Front Ends (AFE), but also microcontroller unit (MCU), power management integrated circuit (PMIC), digital signal processor (DSP), and eFlash memory, it is able to process the bio-signals it measures without the need of external processing parts. Even with its integrated design, the Bio-Processor is particularly innovative thanks to its incredibly small size. When compared to the total area of the discrete parts, the Bio-Processor [...]
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Positive growth is expected for the future of the Home Medical Equipment market in the United States. "It is estimated that the U.S. will be the largest market for home medical equipments owing to its wide base of home healthcare equipment providers, good reimbursement policies, better healthcare infrastructure and high healthcare expenditure. Moreover, the recent changes in the healthcare industry due to ‘Obamacare’ will also boost the demand for such equipment, since almost 30 million uninsured Americans will now enjoy medical coverage..." [ 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 ]