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Ryan Bullock

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Advocacy: Leverage engagement

January 16, 2023Ryan Bullock

Q. What role can I play in health care advocacy? A. As we know, there is no shortage of disparities that exist in health care, yet unfortunately, many of these disparities are systemic and are oftentimes left unnoticed. As an industry, it is our responsibility to leverage our engagement with patients and health plans to remove barriers that prevent equitable access to care. Recent studies have shown that despite the improvements in the overall health of the country, racial and ethnic minorities...

Aeroflow, Home Medical Equipment, Ryan Bullock

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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breast feeding support

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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breast feeding support

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ASHVILLE, N.C. – More than 10 years after the Affordable Care Act mandated insurance coverage for breast pumps, support for breast feeding moms remains “abysmal,” even as a widespread infant formula shortage has more woman opting to breastfeed and for longer, says Dr. Jessica Madden.  Madden is the medical director at Aeroflow Breastpumps, which recently conducted a survey of pregnant women planning to breastfeed and new moms with children under two who were or still are...

Aeroflow, breast feeding, Breast Pumps

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In brief: Woman of the Year, new Inogen CFO, Bleep funding

December 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply, was named the 2021 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual presentation hosted by VGM on Thursday.  “There is no better recognition,” said Stevens, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2020 following a long career with a national complex rehab provider.  HME News featured Stevens and Reliable Medical Supply in this story in September.  This year’s award drew 64 nominations...

Aeroflow, Bleep, HME Woman of The Year, Inogen, NCPA, NRRTS, Quipt, VGM

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In brief: Philips update, vaccine mandate, premium increase

November 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained additional information during an inspection of a Philips’ manufacturing facility that was not previously available to the agency that showed the silicone-based foam used in a singular, similar device marketed outside the U.S. failed one safety test for the release of volatile organic compounds.  Similar testing provided by Philips to the FDA on devices authorized for marketing in the U.S. had demonstrated acceptable results.  “The...

Aeroflow, ATPs, BOC, CQRC, InfuSystem Holdings, Northshore Care Supply, Philips, Quipt, RESNA

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Stakeholders gauge interest in new coalition

June 30, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A group of about 40 providers and manufacturers participated in a call in May to discuss whether there’s enough interest to form a Breast Pump Policy Coalition that could tackle a host of issues related to the product category.  “We’re still in the discovery phase,” said Ryan Bullock, COO of Aeroflow and co-chair of the coalition, which AAHomecare is spearheading. “We’ve sent out a follow-up survey to gauge their ongoing interest and...

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In brief: Stark Law, new sleep company, Oventus-VGM agreement

November 24, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has finalized a number of changes to the Stark Law, including new permanent exemptions for value-based arrangements, in a 627-page final rule set to be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 2. The exemptions will allow physicians and other health care providers to design and enter into value-based arrangements without fear that legitimate activities to coordinate and improve the quality of care for patients and lower costs would violate the physician self-referral law, CMS says....

Aeroflow, DarioHealth, Home Medical Equipment, Stark Law

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In brief: PHE extension, AdaptHealth's public offering, Tricare update

July 2, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - It appears the Department of Health and Human Services will extend the current public health emergency.Both AAHomecare and the VGM Group have pointed to a June 29 tweet posted by Michael Caputo, HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, that said: “HHS expects to renew the public health emergency due to COVID-19 before it expires. We have already renewed this PHE once.”HHS first put the PHE in place on Jan. 27. It renewed the PHE on April 26 for another 90 days.Renewing...

AdaptHealth, Aeroflow, F&P, Public Health Emergency, Stander, TRICARE

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In brief: AAHomecare comments on IFR, NSM buys CRT-supplies combo

May 29, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The association thanked CMS for its efforts and recommended further clarification and additional regulatory relief, including clarifying when an initial sleep study is not required, suspending the enforcement of clinical conditions for coverage of hospital beds, and postponing the implementation of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.HHS...

3B Medical, aahomecare, Aeroflow, NCPA

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Oventus and Aeroflow get first distribution agreement

May 26, 2020HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia - Oventus Medical announced May 25 that Aeroflow Healthcare has executed its first subcontract to provide patients of Regional Health Diagnostics with the O2Vent Optima oral treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.“We have been working with Aeroflow for 15 years as the primary CPAP provider for our OSA patients,” said Jeff Ragan, president and CEO of Regional Health Diagnostics, which operates 12 sleep labs across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North and South Carolina....

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Incontinence affects majority of middle-aged women, Aeroflow study finds

May 20, 2020HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Almost 72% of women between ages 40-64 have experienced bladder control or leakage issues, according to a survey sponsored by Aeroflow Healthcare. About 65% say they experience bladder leakage at least once a month and 25% say it's a daily occurrence. Other findings: More than half of women say incontinence affects their daily lives and activities, including work, education and exercise. Additionally, more than half of women say they have not visited a health care provider after...

Aeroflow, Incontinence, survey

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