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Kris Srinivasan

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Session recap: Get payers on your side

October 19, 2021Tracy Orzel, Contributing Writer

ATLANTA - The best way for HME providers to turn payers into allies is by focusing on the patient, says Kris Srinivasan, director of payer relations at McKesson. Here’s what Srinivasan, who hosted a session on improving payer relations at Medtrade East, has to say about achieving optimal care at reasonable costs. HME News: What’s a major do/don’t when talking to payers? Kris Srinivasan: A major don’t is starting the conversation with how much you pay for a medical supply...

McKesson, Medtrade East, Payer Relations

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In brief: CQRC on CMN, McKesson’s exit in Europe, fraud under spotlight

July 16, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care in a statement today encouraged CMS to reconsider eliminating the CMN for home oxygen therapy.  The CQRC, a coalition of the nation’s largest respiratory providers and manufacturers, says doing that would replace “objective testing ordered by a patient’s physician for the subjective decision-making of Medicare contractors.”  “We are highly supportive of allowing acute patients to receive oxygen...

Certificate of Medical Necessity, Council for Quality Respiratory Care, CQRC, Health care fraud, Home oxygen therapy, McKesson

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McKesson plans ‘full exit’ in Europe

July 12, 2021HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – McKesson has entered into an agreement to sell its European businesses in France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium and Slovenia to the PHOENIX group. McKesson’s remaining European businesses in the U.K., Norway, Austria and Denmark are not part of the transaction, but the company says it is “exploring strategic alternatives” for those businesses, as it shifts the focus of future investments outside of Europe. “This transaction marks an important...

European Businesses, M&A, McKesson

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McKesson tapped to distribute Moderna vaccine 

December 30, 2020HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – McKesson has been distributing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and the ancillary supply kits needed to administer it as part of Operation Warp Speed and under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the company announced recently. The company undertook months of preparation for the distribution, including establishing dedicated centers and assembling the kits. “We are honored to be a partner with the U.S. government and other private-sector...

Coronavirus Outbreak, McKesson, Moderna Vaccine

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In brief: Package includes change to ordering, Aeroflow launches investment division

April 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The stimulus package passed March 27 also includes provisions that allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to order DMEPOS and home health services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, AAHomecare reports.Previously, PAs, NPs and CNSs were only able to order DMEPOS for Medicare beneficiaries, not Medicaid beneficiaries.“These provisions will significantly improve Medicaid patient access to DMEPOS by allowing highly skilled physician assistants...

aahomecare, Aeroflow, McKesson, Philips, stimulus package

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McKesson responds to PPE shortage

March 31, 2020HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas - McKesson has put restrictions in place for personal protective equipment, including limiting orders to only current customers and monitoring how much they're ordering. “Unfortunately, customers may not be able to get enough PPE from McKesson to satisfy their needs,” the company stated in an update. “The demand for PPE continues to increase daily in the U.S., compounding the unprecedented global surge in demand for these items that started in late January. In addition...

Coronavirus Outbreak, McKesson, PPE

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McKesson app: Patient preferred and cost effective

February 25, 2020Tracy Orzel

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Patients increasingly want what they want, when they want it, says McKesson's Dylan Ross, and that's where the company's new VerbalCare app can help.The app allows McKesson's provider customers to send targeted communications to their patients and track their adherence to help them comply with insurance requirements. “In this age of technology and speed, everyone wants everything faster, and they want it to be easy and hassle-free,” said Ross, vice president & general...

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AdaptHealth amps up supplies portfolio

December 20, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth's acquisition of Patient Care Solutions gives the provider a nice platform for expanding its supplies business, say analysts.PCS offers disposable medical supplies, including urological, incontinence, wound care and diabetes supplies, as well as breast pumps.“They've been doing supplies as a matter of course and I think this gives them the opportunity to leverage the customer base they have,” said Pat Clifford, managing director, the Braff Group. “It's...

AdaptHealth, M&A, McKesson, PCS, supplies

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Vendors emphasize need to specialize

November 27, 2019John Andrews

Despite consolidation rippling through the urologicals category, manufacturers see the market continuing to be a positive environment for HME providers. By adhering to solid financial practices, sharpening their knowledge and context of the field and working closely with their supply partners, providers should enjoy success in the market, vendors say.“I look to our providers in amazement as they manage so many different policies, allowables and amounts with insurance payers,” says John...

Cure Medical, McKesson, Urologicals

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McKesson puts the partnership in payer relations

November 27, 2019Tracy Orzel

ROCK HILL, S.C. - McKesson recently hosted its fifth provider roundtable in Rock Hill, S.C., to discuss the importance of payer relations on the HME industry's future. “HME is a small percentage of what payers pay for, but it saves a lot of money in other areas of health care, because it's less expensive to have a patient home than in an acute care or long-term care facility,” said Ashley Latva, account manager, HME, North Carolina, McKesson. “So we want payers to see the value...

Home Medical Equipment, McKesson, Payers

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