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Aeroflow donates breast pump kits

August 9, 2017HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow and Ameda, a breast pump manufacturer, are partnering with Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta to provide breast pump kits for new mothers to use at Dekalb Detention Center. The program gives the mothers, most of whom will be in Dekalb for short periods of time, the opportunity to initiate and maintain lactation so they can continue to feed their baby breast milk once they're reunited at home. "Many women at Dekalb believe they are not allowed to breastfeed, even in the...

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Medtrade preview: Can you speak millennial?

October 16, 2015Jeff Rowe

ATLANTA - Among the changes in the Affordable Care Act is a requirement for non-grandfathered health plans to cover breastfeeding support and supplies. At Medtrade in Atlanta, in a session titled “How to Reap the Benefits of Health Care Reform to Reach the Millennial Consumer & Expand Retail Sales,” Juli Goldstein, managed care channel manager for Medela, will help attendees understand how best to serve this new generation of consumers.HME News:How has health insurance coverage for breast...

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HHS on Medicare Advantage: Enrollment high, premiums low

September 20, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is expected to increase for the fourth year in a row in 2014, with only slight increases in premiums expected.Premiums are expected to be, on average, $1.64 more, or $32.60, according to a Sept. 19 press release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).“As a result of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans remain strong and continue to provide improved benefits and low premiums for beneficiaries,”...

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ACA decision and NCB and MPP

June 28, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - It was probably a long shot, anyway, but stakeholders now know for sure that the U.S. Supreme Court won't save them from an expansion of competitive bidding or several other HME-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).To much fanfare, the court this morning upheld the ACA with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. siding with the court's more liberal members in a 5-4 vote.“People were hoping these provisions were going to go away, but the bulk of the law will remain intact,”...

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