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


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.

McKesson responds to PPE shortage


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.

McKesson app: Patient preferred and cost effective


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.

AdaptHealth amps up supplies portfolio


PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth’s acquisition of Patient Care Solutions gives the provider a nice platform for expanding its supplies business, say analysts.

Vendors emphasize need to specialize


Despite consolidation rippling through the urologicals category, manufacturers see the market continuing to be a positive environment for HME providers.

McKesson puts the partnership in payer relations

‘I saw them putting their swords down and saying how do we work on this together’ Jeff Bowman says of the company’s provider roundtables

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.

McKesson hosts industry roundtable


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.

Exhibitors emphasize health, strength


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.

McKesson gets new CEO


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.

MSD picked up by McKesson


STOUGHTON, Mass. – Medical Specialties Distributors has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by McKesson Corp., the company announced April 25.