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

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02/14/2017

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.

Home infusion stakeholders: Fix the gap

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Home infusion stakeholders want a fast fix for a payment gap that will limit patient access to therapy.

Home infusion stakeholders press for fix

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01/26/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 170 home infusion stakeholders signed a letter asking lawmakers to fix the “damaging” reimbursement gap created by the 21st Century Cures Act.

In brief: Coloplast buys Comfort Medical for $160M, senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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12/02/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast, which has its U.S. headquarters here but is based in Denmark, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Coral Springs, Fla.-based Comfort Medical for $160 million in cash, the company announced Nov. 30.

Home infusion providers make gains

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12/02/2016

MedTrakRx, a pharmacy benefit manager, has selected ARJ Infusion Services, a specialty pharmacy, to provide home infusion therapies to patients with complex, rare and chronic conditions.

Short takes: Wilpage, Option Care

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09/21/2016

Wilpage, a provider of home medical equipment in the New York metro area, has purchased Mediware’s CareTend software to boost its growing business.

Technology, need drive growth in enteral market

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08/19/2016

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

In brief: Industry stays busy, Margolis passes away

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07/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Although lawmakers are on recess, HME industry stakeholders have been holding strategy sessions on efforts to push through relief in non-bid areas.

Close monitoring of patients ensures outcomes, savings

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07/26/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. ­–­ Close monitoring of hemophilia patients ensures bleed rate stays low and the patients can be managed with less factor VIII, according to a study by Option Care being presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2016 World Congress meeting today.

In brief: CQRC asks CMS to slow down, Circadiance readies rebrand

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06/03/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care says the findings of a recent Office of Inspector General report further demonstrate the need to slow down the national rollout of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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