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Women's health providers race to annual conference

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03/25/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keeping up with the changes in the HME--and retail--marketplace requires women's health providers to stay on their toes. This year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" stands poised to help attendees do just that.

AmMed Direct lays off staffers

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03/25/2010

NASHVILLE - Mail order diabetes provider AmMed Direct in February reduced its workforce by 17%.

Also out: COO Tom Milam.

The company laid off about 80 employees, it was reported in the Feb. 13 Tennessean.

ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/25/2010

BALTIMORE - Most nebulizer medications will see a slight boost in reimbursement for the second quarter of 2010, according to average sales price (ASP) figures released March 18.

Ken Glover Drug recently opened a fourth location to meet the needs of its rural community

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03/25/2010

DORA, Ala. - Ken Glover Drug did something last year that many independent community pharmacies would find radical.

It became accredited, reactivated its Medicare billing number and re-entered the HME market.

Smith & Nephew remains positive

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03/24/2010

It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Video drives home infusion message

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03/24/2010

The Apria Healthcare-sponsored video, which has been shown to lawmakers and at various industry meetings, is posted on the NHIA's Web site, www.nhianet.org. With the current national focus on healthcare reform, it's important to get the word out, said Bodoff.

Neb-meds: ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/24/2010

BALTIMORE - Most nebulizer medications will see a slight boost in reimbursement for the second quarter of 2010, according to average sales price figures released March 18.

Upstate HomeCare looks to be the one

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03/24/2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Upstate HomeCare opened a retail pharmacy in June, but the provider does not plan to compete with the Walgreens of the world.

Provider drops in on CPAP

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03/24/2010

Health Management Services (HMS) launched a new company in August to help fellow providers increase their CPAP supply replenishments.
Earlier this year, HMS opened up its software program for supply replenishments to other providers. The program notifies HMS when CPAP patients are eligible for new supplies. Employees then call patients and evaluate whether they need supplies. If they do, HMS ships orders.

Provider lends Helping Hand

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03/24/2010

Helping Hand Medical Supply recently signed contracts with three skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to do CPAP set-ups. It was a natural fit for the company, which already provides DME and respiratory products and services in SNFs.

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