Subscribe to RSS - enteral nutrition

enteral nutrition

OIG: Access to oxygen, enteral supplies not impeded


WASHINGTON – Round 2 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program does not appear to have impacted access to oxygen or enteral supplies for most beneficiaries, according to two new reports from the Office of Inspector General.

CMS adds templates for enteral nutrition


WASHINGTON – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum to allow feedback on draft templates and clinical data elements for parenteral nutritional therapy (order, progress note and lab test results) and enteral nutritional therapy (order and progress note).

Short takes: Coram, Coloplast


Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Serviceshas made Functional Formularies feeding tube and oral meal replacement formulas available to its customer base.

Patients often don’t get correct home nutrition, Option Care finds


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orders upon discharge from the hospital for home parenteral (intravenous) nutrition (HPN) did not meet the needs of patients nearly one-quarter of the time, according to research from Option Care.

Technology, need drive growth in enteral market


The enteral nutrition market is having a growth spurt, thanks to a combination of factors that show no signs of slowing down.

Apria re-enters home enterals market


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has stepped back into the home enterals market with the launch of Refresh, its new support program.

Did you catch this change to payments for nutrition?


A  new enforcement of quantity details on detailed written orders for enteral nutrition is manifesting in claim denials.

Epic Health moves into enteral nutrition


DALLAS – Epic Health Services has acquired Option 1 Healthcare Solutions, a move that positions the company, which provides pediatric nursing and therapy services, to enter the enteral nutrition market.

Change to enteral nutrition impacts claims payment

Monday, July 6, 2015
Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, Mira Vista

A new enforcement of quantity details on detailed written orders for enteral nutrition is manifesting in claim denials.

Bundling would complicate, not simplify, bidding, providers say


BALTIMORE – The costs for providing enteral nutrition fluctuate so wildly, that bidding the product category as a bundled service would be a stab in the dark, say providers.