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180 Medical marks two decades of service

August 15, 2022HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – 180 Medical, a national supplier of catheters and ostomy supplies, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.  The company was founded in 2002 by Todd Brown, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident in 1994 and wanted to build a medical supply company that understood the needs of its customers.  “It’s an honor and a joy to continue Todd’s mission for this company when he founded it twenty years ago,” says...

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Naama Breckler

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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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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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Naama Breckler

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Ostomy supplies: Pay now or pay later, stakeholders say

September 24, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – With reimbursement declining from a variety of payers, stakeholders are banding together to advocate for better pricing and access to innovative ostomy products.  “They are lowering reimbursement – and some already have pretty low reimbursement to begin with – to the point where only certain products are able to be provided,” said Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations for AAHomecare. “(For example), there are managed care organizations...

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180 Medical honored

October 5, 2018HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - 180 Medical, a provider of urological and ostomy supplies, has been recognized for the 9th year as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by the Best Companies Group, which surveys nearly 6,000 companies and their 800,000 employees every year. "We are just so proud and pleased to be ranked as one of the best employers in Oklahoma," says Angie Christopher, HR director. "We're dedicated to making 180 Medical a fun and fulfilling place to work for our employees, where they can feel...

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Stakeholders push back against ostomy recommendation

July 27, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Access & Care Coalition, led by the United Spinal Association, has retained a lobbying group to boost efforts to prevent expanding competitive bidding to ostomy and urological supplies, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. A June MedPAC report included recommendations to include the two product categories in Medicare's bid program. The coalition is part of a coordinated effort by AAHomecare, consumers and other stakeholders who believe that a proactive approach against the recommendation...

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News

In brief: AAH tallies impact of Cures provision, MACs drop revised CMN requirement

May 4, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Medicaid programs of 11 states have indicated that they will be changing their fee schedules to match Medicare's, AAHomecare reports.Twelve states say they will not be changing their fee schedules at this time, and 10 states say they are still analyzing data with AAHomecare and/or CMS.“It's gratifying to work alongside so many dedicated individuals across the country to encourage state Medicaid officials to take a careful look at their options for complying with the Cures Medicaid...

Acentus, Ally Medical, Cork Medical, Ostomy supplies, Preston Wound Care, PromptCare


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