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Short takes: Benzer, National Sleep, DMERX, Munson


Benzer Pharmacy has launched to offer convenience for customers. The Tampa, Fla.-based pharmacy offers products including aids to daily living, back and neck therapy, beds and accessories, diabetes care and wheelchair accessories…National Sleep & Respiratory has become an in-network provider with Tufts Health Plan. The Concord, N.H.-based provider holds competitive bidding respiratory contracts that will allow it to service Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine…PMDRX has changed its name to DMERX to reflect its expanded exam and documentation offerings. The Glendale, Ari-based company has also added an orthotic exam and documentation component…Munson Home Medical Equipment will hold a grand opening at its new location in Cadillac, Mich., on June 7. The provider will offer a line of HME including beds, wheelchairs, oxygen equipment, CPAP devices and more.

Templates: Enlist therapist to document need

Q. What do therapists think about conducting exams?

 Q. What do therapists think about conducting exams?

A. Many physicians choose to defer to a physical or occupational therapist to conduct an appropriate mobility evaluation.  

PMDRX launches seating eval tool


GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has launched the Therapist Functional Mobility and Seating Evaluation tool.

Templates: Speed up turnaround time

Q. Can templates help me reduce delivery time?

A. Suppliers can realize significant cost savings by reducing delivery turnaround times when electronic prescribing and documentation tools are used.

Templates: Don’t let templates scare you

Q. Are templates viable today?

A. I thought the question regarding the use of templates for physician documentation was put to bed long ago. However, it seems I was wrong.

Templates: Cloud systems streamline procedures

Q. How does the cloud system work?

A. Interoperability conjures up a vision of some esoteric system straight out of Star Wars. However, it has such incredible value as to be vital in health care today.

PMDRX unveils new tool for PTs


GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX recently released a new physical therapy module that could help mobility providers serve their patients—and get paid—a lot quicker, says Gary Cox. 

In brief: AAHomecare names champs, Rotech makes buy


ATLANTA – Joey Tart and Billy Tart, co-founders of Family Medical Supply in Dunn, N.C., have been chosen to receive this year’s Homecare Champion Award.

There's no 'standstill' i PMD electronic template


An article in the September issue of HME News referenced the “standstill” status of the PMD template hung up in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (“Template is at a standstill,” September 2015). 

PMDRX in running for $250K in funding


GLENDALE, Ariz. – PMDRX has been named one of 25 semifinalists in the Arizona Innovation Challenge. The Arizona Commerce Authority will now select six winners and award them each $250,000.