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Apria Healthcare responds to wildfires

November 8, 2019HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has launched a mobilized effort to deliver critical equipment to its patients in California, where wildfires continue to plague much of the state.The provider says its employees have been working around the clock to ensure equipment like oxygen tanks are being delivered. Last week alone, they made more than 20,000 deliveries, with trucks set up in strategic locations to help distribute equipment to patients being evacuated from their homes.“Our employees...

Apria Healthcare, Deliveries, Oxygen, wildfires

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Providers put services on chopping block

April 18, 2014Leah Hoenen

YARMOUTH, Maine - An overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (91%) said lower reimbursement has driven them to cut back on services over the last year.The area where they've cut the most: deliveries (44%).“(We) simply can't afford to send a service technician to a patient's home for free,” said Roger Lichty of Rockford, Ill.-based RRTS Mobility Connection.Instead, companies like Granada Hills, Ca.-based Wishing U Well Medical ask patients to pick up supplies or drop...

Cut Backs, Deliveries, NewsPoll, services

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Rotech cuts back oxygen deliveries

March 25, 2014HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare has stopped oxygen deliveries, except for first-time set-ups and emergencies, in West Virginia, according to a local TV station. The company is now requiring patients to go to the Elkview location to refill their tanks, WSAZ reports. Rotech told the TV station that the cutbacks in service are the result of restructuring due to its bankruptcy. Another provider in the area, Boll Medical in Charleston, told WSAZ that it still delivers oxygen to more than 60 patients...

Bankruptcy, Cuts, Deliveries, Rotech

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Bill seeks to lift ban on supply deliveries

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Two senators have introduced a bill that would allow independent community pharmacies to deliver diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries the same day an order is placed. The bill, introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and John Thune, R-S.D., would reverse restrictions placed on community pharmacists on July 1, 2013. “Pharmacists have reported cases of seniors going out in hazardous circumstances and risking a debilitating fall or other accident to obtain...

Community Pharmacies, Deliveries, Diabetes Testing Supplies, National Community Pharmacists Association

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