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Connie Sullivan

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Infusion stakeholders seek regulation of 'hangover clinics'

January 19, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association and several allied organizations have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state regulatory agencies to investigate unregulated, direct access infusion businesses that provide individuals with intravenous solutions absent the recommendation of a licensed prescriber.   These businesses, they say, treat hangovers, exercise recovery and elevation sickness, which can usually be resolved with oral medications or through...

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Judge grants stay in case against DIR fees

January 17, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted a stay in a federal case that challenges the legality of pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration fees.  “We are pleased by the court’s decision to grant our request for a stay, or a pause in the litigation, until the recently proposed rule potentially addressing retroactive pharmacy DIR fees is finalized,” the National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists...

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CPAP.com eyes next phase of growth

January 12, 2022HME News Staff

HOUSTON and NEW YORK – CPAP.com has received a strategic investment from global investment firm Cathay Capital, the company announced today.  CPAP.com will benefit from Cathay Capital’s support as it accelerates its development and strengthens its leadership position in the field of sleep apnea treatment.   “We’re honored to partner with the entire Cathay Capital team to guide us in driving the next phase of our growth,” said Johnny Goodman, co-founder...

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Recall update: Replacement devices are shipping, but burdens continue

January 7, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – With CPAP users affected by the Philips recall now receiving replacements, the focus has shifted from helping customers navigate the process to helping them adjust to new devices.  “We’re devoting a significant amount of labor to clinical calls to help patients who now have a new machine and need help,” said Lauren Bennett, director of sales and operations for sleep at Aeroflow Healthcare. “A decent amount of the machines are coming with a single...

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John Rademacher

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WellSky, Option Care Health promote interoperability

January 6, 2022HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky Health and Option Care Health will launch CommonWell Health Alliance services in all 50 states in the second quarter of 2022 to help facilitate health information exchange.  Option Care Health will join CommonWell through WellSky I/O, accessible within WellSky’s electronic health record system.  “Option Care Health is a pioneer in the infusion therapy space and WellSky is proud to partner with them to further their interoperability initiatives,”...

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White paper highlights critical need for catheters

January 5, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. – AAHomecare and other stakeholders have developed a white paper to educate payers and state Medicaid programs on the importance of access to intermittent catheter products and services.   The paper addresses the variables going into managing each person’s urinary retention needs, the role of the HME provider, the risks of improper management, the challenges of limited HCPCs codes for a variety of products, and the value of managing urinary needs with sustainable...

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

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NHIA partner Eitan Medical: Remote monitoring is future of home infusion

December 29, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The National Home Infusion Association recently welcomed Eitan Medical to its Future of Infusion Advisory Council, giving the small, global manufacturer of the Sapphire Infusion Pump and other products a window into what home infusion providers are facing.  “We want to listen and we want to hear what the providers are seeing, and we want collaborate with them and our peers,” said Ben Noonan, general manager, North America at Eitan Medical. “We want to be with NHIA to understand...

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‘COVID-somnia’ impacting sleep, says AASM

December 28, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – More than half of Americans (56%) say they have experienced an increase in sleep disturbances since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according a survey commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.   Of the reported sleep disturbances, or “COVID-somnia,” most common was trouble falling or staying asleep (57%). Others included sleeping less (46%), experiencing worse quality sleep (45%) and having more disturbing dreams (36%).  “COVID-somnia...

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NCPA launches boot camp

December 15, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association Innovation Center is teaming up with PharmFurther to launch the Diabetes Accreditation Boot Camp, a new online course that will prepare pharmacy teams to provide diabetes self-management education (DSME) and support for patients with diabetes.   DSME is a billable, evidence-based service that allows pharmacy teams to improve patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life.  As part of the course, Travis Wolff,...

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Naama Breckler

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Better Health program boosts outcomes

December 9, 2021HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, an online supplier of urological and ostomy supplies, has released a white paper on the positive impacts of its Peer Coaching Program.  Among the findings in the paper: Humana members reported a 67% decrease in stress levels after just one coaching session.  “We’ve found that peer support and coaching is a proven, cost-effective strategy to improve outcomes for ostomy care and chronic care management,” said Naama Stauber Breckler,...

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