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New law caps insulin co-pays at $100

May 28, 2019HME News Staff

DENVER - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed a new law that caps co-payments for prescription insulin to $100 a month for insured patients, regardless of the amount or type of drug needed. The law also directs the state's attorney general to investigate pricing of insulin drugs and determine whether or not additional consumer protections are needed. Colorado is the first state to enact such a law, according to news reports. Almost 20,000 Coloradans are diagnosed with diabetes each year and as of...

Cost, Insulin

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Delivery system in jeopardy, new white paper shows

August 15, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - U.S. Rehab, a division of the VGM Group, has released a white paper analyzing the current state of the DME industry. The paper, “The Delivery of DMEPOS is in Jeopardy,” provides a data-driven perspective on the adverse effects of competitive bidding on both patients and providers of DME, complex rehab and O&P. “If the current issues with reimbursement are not addressed, irreparable harm will be done to this delivery system,” said Greg Packer, president of...

Cost, Delivery, US Rehab, VGM, white paper

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Sleep apnea: It's better managed at home, study says

May 27, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and initiating treatment with an APAP device at home vs. in a lab reduces costs and doesn't negatively impact clinical outcomes, according to a new study. The study, presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, May 16-21, in San Diego, enrolled 296 subjects, with roughly half beginning CPAP at home and the other half in a lab. Researchers found the cost of home testing was significantly lower than the cost of lab testing...

Cost, Research, Sleep Apnea, study, therapy

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On the Editor's Desk

An ad does not an article make

July 3, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

We like to use the phrase “separation of church and state” to describe the relations between the sales and editorial teams here at HME News. This means that the editorial team goes about writing stories—including stories about advertisers—without being influenced by the sales team. If Jo-Ellen Reed, our sales rep for the West coast, says, “Liz, you can't write that story about ABC Manufacturer, because it will make them upset and make them possibly pull their advertising,”...

Ad vs. Article, Cost

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