Medicaid programs are taking pause to ensure their non-emergency medical transportation services are operating properly after one state agency was told to return nearly $400,000 for improper bills.
After working in an FDA-regulated environment, I have seen the limitations first hand. Change is hard to embrace for an industry that is a slave to its regulations. This is one reason why the button design hasn't changed in over 30 years
Long-term care facilities would have to meet more comprehensive emergency preparedness guidelines if a newly proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is enacted.
There's a wide range of PERS available today. Many such devices include a medical pendant that simply activates a base station that is centrally located in the home.
Philips recently unveiled the Lifeline GoSafe, a system that helps keep seniors in touch with emergency responders in cases of trips and falls.
Jeron Electronic Systems Inc. announced the integration of a network accessible PC Console Display into its Provider 790 nurse call system. The PC Console Display delivers additional activity and status information to any Windows-based computer on the facility's LAN - from emergency nurse call alerts to workflow events, staff locations, and service requests by nursing unit or floor or facility-wide.