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In brief: AAH 'embraces' e-prescribing, Medicare Advantage gets 3.4% increase

April 6, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.“It's time for the HME community to move away from the fax machine and individual paper prescriptions, and fully embrace e-prescribing,” said Steve Ackerman, AAHomecare chairman and president of Spectrum Medical, in a bulletin. “Companies that invest in e-prescribing will be able to fill orders more efficiently to the benefit of patients and...

AADE, AAHomecare, Byram Healthcare, Heartland Conference, ResMed, VMI

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AADE releases tip sheet for mail-order diabetes program

April 3, 2018HME News Staff

CHICAGO - The American Association of Diabetes Educators has released a tip sheet for navigating Medicare's national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies. The tip sheet, which was developed by the AADE's Professional Practice Committee, provides information on: what is the program, why has it caused concern and what can diabetes educators do to help. The tip sheet recommends that diabetes educators explain the program and how it works to people with diabetes; walks them through the CMS...

AADE, Competitive Bidding, Diabetes Supplies, Mail-order program

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Study outlines access issues for insulin pumps

March 20, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHICAGO - A recent survey by the American Association of Diabetes Educators found that beneficiary access to insulin pumps and supplies in Round 1 bid areas is “a little worse than expected.”“From our perspective, we figured there'd be some element of access issues, but it was a little worse than what we expected,” said James Specker, director of federal and state advocacy for the AADE.Insulin pumps and supplies were included in a new infusion category as part of the Round...

AADE, Competitive Bidding, Insulin pumps, James Specker

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Study finds access issues for insulin pumps

February 11, 2015HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Contract suppliers aren't making insulin pumps and replacement supplies available to Medicare beneficiaries in competitive bidding areas, says the American Association of Diabetes Educators.The AADE surveyed 29 suppliers in the nine initial CBAs to ask about the availability of specific brands and models of insulin pumps and supplies. Of those suppliers, only 17 (58%) reported carrying insulin pumps and only 18 (62%) reported carrying replacement supplies. Of those who offer insulin pumps,...

AADE, Insulin pumps, round 1 re-compete

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