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PharMerica’s revenues, income blow up

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02/26/2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – PharMerica Corp., a provider of pharmacy services, including specialty home infusion, has reported fourth quarter revenues of $520.6 million compared to $523.5 million for the same period in 2014. Net income was $20.2 million vs. $3.2 million.

PharMerica closes year with two buys

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12/22/2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Amerita, a subsidiary of PharMerica, a national provider of institutional and specialty pharmacy services, has acquired Alternacare Infusion Pharmacy, an Olathe, Kan.-based specialty home infusion provider.

In brief: OIG targets Hoveround, CMS to revise fee schedule

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12/04/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) wants Hoveround to pay back the federal government $27 million for power mobility devices that it says do not meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.

BioScrip brings in turnaround team as losses mount

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09/25/2015

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip has tapped several new execs and beefed up its board of directors as it repositions itself as a pure play home infusion provider.

People in the news: Henry Dale Smith, Todd Timbrook

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09/22/2015

H.D. Smith announced this week that Henry Dale Smith Sr., the company’s founder and chairman emeritus, has died at age 87. Smith founded H.D. Smith in 1954 with the mission of providing personalized service to local pharmacies in the Midwest.

MIT reports first profitable quarter

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08/28/2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – MIT Holding, which has subsidiaries in home infusion and HME services, reported its first profitable quarter for the second quarter of 2015.

MSD acquires patient app

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08/28/2015

STOUGHTON, Mass. – Medical Specialties Distributors has acquired Verbal Applications, also known as VerbalCare, a developer of apps that allow patients to communicate better.

NHIA’s Bodoff recollects and predicts

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08/14/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – When Russell Bodoff took the reins at the National Home Infusion Association, the organization was near bankruptcy and there was no Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy.

NHIA seeks feedback on outcomes elements

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08/14/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association is accepting stakeholder comments on newly revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements to be used in the collection of data to assess the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of home and specialty infusion care.

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