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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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McKesson hosts industry roundtable

October 18, 2019HME News Staff

CHINO, Calif. - McKesson hosted a roundtable last week with HME providers and other industry stakeholders to discuss the future of HME at its facility here. “I was excited to connect with this passionate and forward-thinking group of providers to hear about their policy concerns and share how AAHomecare and other stakeholder groups are working to address these issues on the state and federal level,” said Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations for AAHomecare, who attended the...

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Medtrade Show Daily

Exhibitors emphasize health, strength

September 30, 2019John Andrews

ATLANTA — Given that Medtrade is an exposition for healthcare providers, it seems natural that health and strength would be predominant themes among exhibitors in 2019. For the industry's purposes, these terms refer to the fiscal and operational outlook for HME companies, as well as determined advocacy on Capitol Hill.For instance, at Irving, Texas-based McKesson, the Medtrade booth theme is “Stronger Together,” which emphasizes the significance of unity within the industry, said...

Caire, Compass Health, Home Medical Equipment, McKesson, Medtrade 2019

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McKesson gets new CEO

November 2, 2018HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - McKesson Corp. has announced that John Hammergren, chairman and CEO, will retire March 31. The company's board of directors has unanimously selected Brian Tyler, currently president and COO, to succeed Hammergren as CEO, effective April 1. Tyler will remain president. Edward Mueller, currently the lead independent director on McKesson's board, will succeed Hammergren as independent chairman of the board, also effective April 1. In the time since Hammergren became CEO in 2001, the...

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