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BioScrip revenues are down, but core product mix is up

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08/11/2017

DENVER – BioScrip’s net revenues decreased 6.2% in the second quarter of 2017, but CEO Dan Greenleaf said in an earnings call the company was hitting targets.

Home infusion stakeholders turn to Senate

‘We’re hoping this moves quickly, but there is a sense of healthcare fatigue’
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08/04/2017

WASHINGTON – Home infusion stakeholders are "redoubling" their efforts to fix a payment gap now that a Senate bill has been introduced.

Home infusion legislation introduced in Senate

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08/03/2017

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create a temporary payment for home infusion services dropped in the Senate this afternoon.

Ostomy lifestyle expert feels 'lucky'

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07/31/2017

Laura Cox has served as Shield Healthcare’s ostomy living expert for 3½ years. She was hired by the company after CEO Jim Snell saw her speak about her ileostomy on an episode of Tosh.0.

Shield Healthcare reinvigorates ostomy services division

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07/31/2017

VALENCIA, Calif. – Shield Healthcare recently announced a renewed push to market its ostomy services to Medicare patients nationwide. As part of that effort, Shield has developed an extensive online presence to engage and educate ostomy patients.

Temporary payment for home infusion passes House

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07/26/2017

WASHINGTON – A bill that reforms several Medicare benefits, including home infusion and O&P, sailed through the House of Representatives this week.

Hearing drums up support for home infusion, diabetes bills

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07/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Bills related to home infusion and diabetes supplies were front and center during a hearing last week by the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives.

Recently launched Upstep modernizes custom orthotics biz

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07/21/2017

NEW YORK – When a trio of siblings decided to launch a startup, Limor Katz’s nearly lifelong experience with foot pain led her and her two brothers to custom orthotics.

Legislation seeks to protect access to diabetes supplies

Although bid program already requires protections, they are not readily enforced
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07/20/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., have introduced a bill to ensure Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes supplies.

GAO: Cover disposable devices as substitutes for DME

Health and Human Services calls move ‘premature’
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07/19/2017

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services evaluates the possible costs and savings of using disposable devices as substitutes for DME and, if appropriate, seek legislative authority to cover them.

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