Also Noted

NC waives tax for incontinence supplies

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07/18/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina General Assembly has passed a bill that exempts medically prescribed diapers and incontinence products covered under the Medicaid program from the state sales tax

Home Care Medical buys HomeCare Resources

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07/18/2019

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Home Care Medical has acquired Sheboygan, Wis.-based HomeCare Resources, according to the Milwaukee Business News. The HomeCare Resources location in Sheboygan joins Home Care Medical’s two other retail stores in southeastern Wisconsin.

Jackson Medical Supply hits 20 years

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07/18/2019

VACAVILLE, Calif. – Jackson Medical Supply celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party at its store in Vacaville, Calif., on July 17, according to the Daily Republic. “I love it,” Dallas Jackson, who owns the company with his wife Wendy Jackson, told the newspaper.

Accessories issue clears committee

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07/17/2019

WASHINGTON – The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives has approved a bill that includes language to suspend bid pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for one year, according to AAHomecare.

People news: RESNA, Glooko

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07/17/2019

Julie Piriano will be chair of RESNA’s Professional Specialty Board effective Aug. 1.

NCPA names student finalists

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07/17/2019

LEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2019 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

ResMed completes $500M debt offering

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07/16/2019

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has completed a $500 million private placement debt offering, with proceeds used to pay down current borrowings on the company’s senior unsecured revolving credit facility. “We are pleased to complete this U.S.

NHIA denounces new proposed rule

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07/16/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A proposed rule published last week fails to address a “deeply flawed policy” that reimburses home infusion services only on days when a nurse is present in the patient’s home, says the National Home Infusion Association.

RRI revamps website

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07/16/2019

ST. LOUIS – Responsive Respiratory has launched a revamped website offering online pricing and ordering for HME providers. “We recognize that a high percentage of the population utilizes Internet portals to place orders,” said Tom Bannon, president.

CMS proposes payment methodology for home infusion drugs

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07/12/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued a proposed rule that would group home infusion drugs into three payment categories in preparation for the new home infusion benefit that starts in 2021.

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