mobile health reimbursement

By Brian Dolan 09:31 am February 13, 2012
Mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry services provider CardioNet announced last week the acquisition of ECG Scanning & Medical Services, a cardiac monitoring provider, for $5.8 million in cash. The deal price could include an additional $600,000 cash earn out if certain performance milestones are met. "We are excited to join forces with ECG Scanning. ECG Scanning is a respected cardiac...
By Brian Dolan 02:01 am February 7, 2012
CardioComm ECG Monitor CardioComm Solutions and TZ Medical inked a device integration and distribution deal that brings the pair into the the mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) electrocardiographic (ECG) and arrhythmia management market. CardioComm will integrate TZM's Aera CT MCT monitor into its GEMS software to create a new offering called GEMS Aera CT. It will be an extension of CardioComm's...
By Brian Dolan 03:17 am January 26, 2012
In our recent video report, Mobile Health Challenges in 2012, Dr. Eric Topol, the Vice Chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute, had this insight: "Right now healthcare is incredibly expensive, but a lot of these new innovative technologies are frugal innovations. For the first time they not only fulfill unmet needs, but at lower costs," Topol said. "We've never seen that before." In...
By Brian Dolan 05:57 am July 7, 2010
More bad news on the reimbursement front for CardioNet and other mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry service providers: United Healthcare told the company that it is maintaining its position that “outpatient cardiovascular telemetry is unproven for managing cardiac arrhythmias" and as a result it will not cover the service for its members. CardioNet, of course, disagrees and promised to continue...