The (Not-So) Hidden Costs of Pressure Injuries – And a Long-term Solution

Roughly 50 percent of all admissions and eight percent of all deaths at specialized spinal injury hospitals are due to pressure sores, now commonly referred to as pressure injuries.[i] These numbers indicate that pressure injuries represent one of the most pressing issues in the health care industry. The cost to individuals, health institutions and governments …

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Family-owned DME Closes After 170 Years Due to Reimbursement Cuts

Durable medical equipment providers across the country are feeling the pressure of declining reimbursement rates due to the flawed application of the competitive bidding program. Sadly, yet another independent HME company will soon be closing its doors as a result of declining revenue due to the reimbursement cuts introduced by CMS this year. Steve Gulick, …

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