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NHIA: Pandemic shortages sent drug prices soaring

February 8, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Prices for parenteral nutrition (PN) components and disposable supplies rose dramatically during the pandemic due to supply chain challenges and shortages, according to a new white paper from the National Home Infusion Association. “It’s important that payers have a full understanding of the context in which home infusion providers are delivering high-quality, cost-effective care and work to reflect those factors in their reimbursement models,” said Connie Sullivan,...

COVID-19, National Home Infusion Association, Parenteral nutrition


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Great Plains Homecare receives CHAP accreditation

February 8, 2023HME News Staff

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Great Plains Homecare Equipment has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the organization’s home medical equipment services standards of excellence. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long- term viability. “Great Plains Health Homecare Equipment places an emphasis on quality, outcomes, patient safety and remarkable care,” said Clint Brady, general manager,...

CHAP accreditation, Great Plains Homecare, Home Medical Equipment


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Mednow offers integrated CGM program 

February 7, 2023HME News Staff

TORONTO – Mednow has launched its enhanced Virtual Diabetes Management program to enable convenient on-demand access to Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring supplies and personalized diabetes care services. The new integrated program combines Mednow virtual pharmacy services with Dexcom rtCGM technology to provide individuals with a comprehensive services like access to a team of certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and clinical pharmacists for ongoing health coaching; personalized...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Dexcom, Diabetes Management, Mednow


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Trace Medical expands through acquisition  

February 7, 2023HME News Staff

WHITEMORE LAKE, Mich. - Trace Medical has announced the acquisition of Medequip Service Solutions in Greenbrier, Ark. Medequip, a factory authorized equipment repair services company, will allow Trace to further expand its scope of services to an even greater number of HME providers nationally. “We are very pleased to have the Medequip team join Trace Medical,” said Greg Apostolou, CEO of Trace Medical. “They are a well-respected operator in biomedical services and represent a critical...

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AASM launches ‘More than a Snore’ 

February 7, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has launched a new national campaign called “More than a Snore” to raise awareness of obstructive sleep apnea. “This campaign will raise national awareness of obstructive sleep apnea and encourage undiagnosed patients to advocate for themselves and seek treatment,” said Jennifer Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist and president of the AASM. “It is important that patients and health care professionals feel confident...

AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CPAP Therapy, Sleep Apnea


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Tomorrow Health adds former Cleveland Clinic exec to board 

February 6, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Tomorrow Health has added Dr. Toby Cosgrove, a former CEO of Cleveland Clinic, to its advisory board. During his tenure at Cleveland Clinic, Cosgrove grew the health system into an $8 billion organization and expanded it to multiple locations nationwide and internationally, including in Canada, London and Abu Dhabi. “We’re thrilled for Dr. Cosgrove to join our advisory board as we work together to restore the home as the primary place of care,” said Vijay Kedar,...

Cleveland Clinic, Tomorrow Health


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CCS launches Scientific Advisory Council 

February 6, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS – CCS has launched a Scientific Advisory Council comprised of four industry leaders who, it says, will support the company in its commitment to redefining patient care at home through a more holistic approach. They are: Alexander Ding, MD; Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, CD, CDCES, BC-ADM; Steven Wittlin, MD; and Francine Kaufman, MD. The announcement of the new council follows CCS’s news that it has hired its first chief medical officer, Arti Masturzo, MD. “Dr. Masturzo has assembled...

CCS, Scientific Advisory Council


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Community pharmacies still experiencing shortages, NCPA finds 

February 6, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Many independent community pharmacies are experiencing ongoing drug and labor shortages, according to a new survey released by the National Community Pharmacists Association. “These ongoing pressures with the supply chain, PBMs and our economy continue to make it a challenging time for the very pharmacies who, for so many patients, are the most accessible health care option,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “Policymakers must not only keep this in mind but...

National Community Pharmacists Association


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MedPAC provides data on dual-eligibles 

February 6, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) have released an updated data book, “Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid,” that presents information on the demographic and other personal characteristics, expenditures and health care utilization of individuals who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage in 2020. “We hope these data will provide a comprehensive picture of program...

dual-eligibles, MedPac


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JAS agrees to settle false claims violation 

February 6, 2023HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - Joint Active Systems, a manufacturer of range-of-motion devices based in Effingham, Ill., has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle civil claims under the federal and North Carolina False Claims Acts concerning allegations the company caused submission of false claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program for certain DME. Specifically, the United States and the state of North Carolina alleged that from Jan. 6, 2012, through January 29, 2021, JAS was unable to directly bill North Carolina...

Joint Active Systems, Orthotics, Prosthetics


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