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Jeff Goldshine

Specialty Providers

Healthy Baby Essentials gets passed down to next gen

September 15, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – After growing his breast pump business, Healthy Baby Essentials, “tenfold” since its inception, Jeff Goldshine is handing the reins to his son, Willie Goldshine.  Healthy Baby got its start as Lactation Consultants in 2012, when it stepped in to fill a void when Invacare exited the breast pump market. Jeff Goldshine approached competitor Enos Home Medical to develop a breast pump business, eventually adding   “The...

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Jessica Madden

Specialty Providers

Aeroflow Breastpumps survey: More education, resources needed

August 31, 2023HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Sixty-three percent of respondents to a recent survey by Aeroflow Breastpumps felt they needed assistance to properly breastfeed, pointing to a need for more resources and support.  To understand how breastfeeding impacts postpartum mental health and where resources are needed, Aeroflow Breastpumps surveyed 508 mothers who have had children within the past year, with 409 completed responses.  According to the survey:  67% of respondents said they...

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Aeroflow Healthcare backs Florida’s decision on tax exemption 

July 5, 2023HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare supports Florida’s decision to permanently exempt breast pumps, diapers and senior incontinence supplies from the state sales tax. Previously, the state exempted only diapers for children and only for one year until June 30, 2023. "Aeroflow is a staunch advocate for providing access to critical medical supplies that new moms, children, seniors and other patients across all income levels depend on and is thrilled to participate in this legislative...

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Aeroflow inks managed care deal in Missouri

April 14, 2023HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has partnered with a Missouri Medicaid Managed Care plan to provide access to breast pump equipment for new mothers at no cost under Medicaid. With almost half of all births taking place on Medicaid, mothers in Missouri will now have free access to Aeroflow’s breast pumps in addition to their current access to Aeroflow’s full suite of medical-grade products. “Choosing to integrate and expand our services with such an incredible plan was...

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Nikki Jensen

Specialty Providers

Look beyond breast pumps, says EW

September 16, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – There’s plenty of opportunity beyond breast pumps in the fast-growing mother-baby market, says Essentially Women’s Nikki Jensen.    “No matter what happens, babies will still be coming – that is a constant,” said Jensen, vice president of EW. “It doesn’t require special certifications. As long as a supplier (accepts) insurance and is able to bill for these covered items, they can get in the business.”  EW,...

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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breast feeding support

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Aeroflow’s Jessica Madden calls for equal access to breastfeeding support

August 26, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ASHVILLE, N.C. – More than 10 years after the Affordable Care Act mandated insurance coverage for breast pumps, support for breast feeding moms remains “abysmal,” even as a widespread infant formula shortage has more woman opting to breastfeed and for longer, says Dr. Jessica Madden.  Madden is the medical director at Aeroflow Breastpumps, which recently conducted a survey of pregnant women planning to breastfeed and new moms with children under two who were or still are...

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Illinois legislature passes bill that would exclude breast pumps from sales tax

April 14, 2022HME News Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois General Assembly has passed SB 157, a bill that includes language exempting breast pumps and supplies from sales takes effective July 1. Once signed into law, the bill is estimated to save providers in the state $1.1 million annually. “Our strong champion in the Illinois House, Rep. Barbara Hernandez, has worked with providers and other maternal health advocates for two years to see this legislation through,” said Tilly Gambill, director of marketing communications...

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Brandon Fonville

Smart Talk

Maternal & infant: Future-proof your business

November 10, 2021Brandon Fonville

Q. Should I add breast pumps to my product mix?  A. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 included the Women's Preventive Services Initiative Clause. This clause recommended comprehensive lactation support services, including breastfeeding equipment and supplies, to ensure the successful initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.  From the implementation of this clause, providers began offering breast pumps as a covered benefit to mothers. As time went on, providers started offering...

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HME providers tap into ‘huge’ maternity market


HME providers tap into ‘huge’ maternity market

September 13, 2021Tracy Orzel

Sponsored Content: RALEIGH, N.C. – The market for maternity products is stable, unlike many other sectors of the HME industry right now, making it an attractive area of growth for providers. “There are always people having children—daily,” said Matt Scott, business development manager at Prism Medical Products, a provider in Elkin, N.C., that partners with Motif Medical to offer maternity products to customers. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Motif Medical develops insurance-eligible...

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PAMS gets sales tax dropped for breast pumps

August 9, 2021HME News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has successfully exempted breast pumps from sales tax as part of HB 725, which was recently passed by the state’s General Assembly, AAHomecare reports. The elimination of the sales tax will be applicable to all retail sales of items initiating, supporting or sustaining breast feeding effective Jan. 1, 2022. “I am thankful that we are able to help provide some relief to our members, as this endeavor was delayed...

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