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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

November 22, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – With diabetes often at the center of a host of chronic and comorbid conditions, Better Health’s expansion into that market, particularly related to continuous glucose monitors, was a natural next step.  “Our goal is to serve the greatest group of people with multiple chronic conditions and that is what led us to focus more on diabetes,” said Greg Bokar, general manager of expansion. “We do carry the full range of diabetes testing supplies, but...

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In brief: Post-election push, ResMed Venture, Best Buy investment

November 18, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders are urging the HME industry to press lawmakers to include reimbursement relief in any end-of-year legislation.  With the mid-term elections over, Congress is turning its attention to a year-end omnibus bill that will include language to extend the debt ceiling and keep the government funded.  As leadership on key committees of jurisdictions negotiate on what measures to include in the bill, it is critical that the HME industry make its collective voice...

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Better Health joins Cigna network

November 16, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, a national chronic condition support and medical supply provider, is now in-network for Medicare Advantage customers of Cigna. "We are thrilled that Better Health is now available as an in-network provider for Cigna’s Medicare Advantage members,” said Naama Stauber Breckler, Better Health co-founder and CEO. “Identifying the unique needs of people with chronic conditions who are dependent on medical supplies, we modernized the entire process...

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Better Health extends care model to diabetes 

November 14, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, a national chronic condition support and medical supply provider, has expanded its offerings to those living with diabetes. “Living with a chronic condition can be expensive,” said Greg Bokar, Better Health’s newly appointed general manager of expansion, who is at the forefront of the company’s initiative. “With our expansion, we are broadening our offering to provide peer support, patient education, insurance management and home...

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Former Aetna exec on improving outcomes

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Former Aetna exec on improving outcomes

May 20, 2022Tracy Orzel, Contributing Writer

SAN FRANCISCO - Social determinants like loneliness and isolation can be as lethal as smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, says Dr. Robert Mirsky, who recently joined Better Health’s board of advisors.  HME News spoke to Dr. Mirsky, former chief medical officer of Aetna Medicare, about his personal experience with social determinants and how Better Health’s peer support program can help.  HME News: How did you get interested in social determinants?  Dr. Robert...

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Former Aetna exec joins Better Health advisory board

April 20, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Robert Mirsky, MD, MMM, FAAFP, has joined Better Health’s board of advisors. Mirsky has extensive health plan experience across Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business, most recently as chief medical officer and vice president of medical operations for Aetna Medicare. “An important part of improving the quality of life and overall health outcomes for underserved populations is addressing both their medical and psychosocial needs,” said Dr. Mirsky....

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Better Health backs up model

March 11, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, an online provider of ostomy and urological supplies that has grown 30% month-over-month since its launch in 2020, is entering a new growth phase, says CEO Naama Stauber Breckler.  “We want to keep helping people live their best lives at home with our model of peer education and medical support,” she said. “Our goal for the next year is to do more research and gain more validity of the value (of our model) for growing our partnerships...

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In brief: Medline’s growth, ACMESA meeting, oxygen utilization

February 11, 2022HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline opened five newly constructed distribution centers in 2021, with two more scheduled to be completed in 2022, as part of its $1.5 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative.  The newest LEED-certified distribution center, set to open in the first quarter of 2022, is in Richmond Hill, Ga., less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah. It will provide an additional 1.2 million square feet of space to stockpile supplies for customer distribution centers throughout...

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Better Health appoints Mecier

February 10, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health has appointed Alisha Mecier as vice president, strategic partnerships. She will develop partner relationships with national and regional payers, while expanding partnerships with health systems and provider groups. “Better Health is at the tip of the spear creating a comprehensive care model that empowers consumers to purchase their medical supplies with dignity and transparency,” said Mecier. “It delivers tremendous value for patients, providers...

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Better Health program boosts outcomes

December 9, 2021HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, an online supplier of urological and ostomy supplies, has released a white paper on the positive impacts of its Peer Coaching Program.  Among the findings in the paper: Humana members reported a 67% decrease in stress levels after just one coaching session.  “We’ve found that peer support and coaching is a proven, cost-effective strategy to improve outcomes for ostomy care and chronic care management,” said Naama Stauber Breckler,...

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