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Vents: RACs join the party

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01/26/2018

WASHINGTON – The national recovery audit contractor for HME has set its sights on ventilators, but that’s no big surprise, industry stakeholders say.

Softgait makes it easy to add new business

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01/23/2018

FLETCHER, N.C. – A new tool that connects DME providers with a nationwide network of certified shoe fitters aims to help providers kick-start a therapeutic shoe business without having to incur a lot of expense, says Marcus Suess.

One Drop knocks down barriers to diabetes management

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01/23/2018

NEW YORK – One Drop’s primary goal has always been to give people with diabetes a place to collect all of the data that matters to them, says Rachel Sanchez, marketing associate.

Diabetes, sleep and one really big deal

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01/23/2018

It was one of the last stories we published in 2017, but a potential merger of giants topped the list of most read specialty stories for the year.

Home infusion stakeholders on temporary payment: ‘We need to get this done’

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01/05/2018

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is rallying its members with a virtual lobbying day on Jan. 9, as it seeks to pass a bill that would create a temporary payment for home infusion services.

Hymes peels back supplies market

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01/05/2018

Eric Hymes, a new managing director at M&A firm Vertess, got his start in the supplies market, with diabetes, urologicals and wound care supplies his “first and second languages.” Here’s what Hymes, whose previous experience includes stints at CCS Medical and Coloplas

CVS-Aetna deal casts chilling shadow over pharmacy landscape

Comes in wake of Amazon filing for pharmacy licenses in 12-plus states
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12/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – If a planned merger between CVS Health and Aetna goes through, community pharmacists say it could flatten the industry.

Vent bill back in play

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12/05/2017

WASHINGTON – Three senators have introduced a bill that would, they say, establish a clear medical guideline for non-invasive ventilators, the VGM Group reports.

Proposed changes to insert guidelines draw criticism

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12/01/2017

WASHINGTON – A proposal to “explode” the code for custom therapeutic inserts has raised eyebrows among stakeholders who say it’s unnecessary.

Diabetes supplier dropped from lawsuit

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11/30/2017

INDIANAPOLIS – J&B Medical Supply has been dismissed from a lawsuit alleging it had sold blood glucose test strips under the retail pharmacy benefit rather than the DME benefit.

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