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FTC reaches proposed settlement with Surescripts 

July 31, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has filed a proposed order to remedy what it says is anticompetitive conduct by Surescripts that led to higher prices, stifled innovation and reduced customer choice in the e-prescribing market.  The order follows a favorable federal court ruling that found Surescripts possesses monopoly power in e-prescribing services with a 95% “super share,” according to the FTC.  “The FTC will not hesitate to take action in...

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Parachute Health provides support for its renewal functionality 

May 8, 2023HME News Staff

PRINCETON, N.J. – Seventy-two percent of orders for DME were signed in a median time of 38 minutes, according to data from the first year of prescription renewal functionality in the Parachute Health platform. Renewals by Parachute is the newest product offering from the company, featuring flexible support for creating any DME prescription requiring a clinician’s signature and a dashboard to monitor signature requests with a live data feed to support real-time feedback. The offering also...

Brightree, e-prescribing, Integration, Parachute Health

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BFLOW integrates with Parachute on Monterey edition

March 15, 2023HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. and PRINCETON, N.J. - BFLOW Solutions has launched the Monterey edition of its software platform, featuring full integration with Parachute Health’s ePrescribing solution. By tapping into a network of 320,000 health care providers who use the Parachute Platform to prescribe DME equipment digitally, “we are providing a significant revenue opportunity for our user base,” said Ted Jones, president and CEO of BFLOW. “Additionally, the need for digital transformation...

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Stakeholders seek to ramp up pressure to e-prescribe

March 10, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun meeting with CMS officials and legislators to take “a pulse check” on their willingness to raise the stakes around e-prescribing for HME.  Stakeholders have been pushing providers to adopt e-prescribing for years – and the largest organizations and nationals in the industry even came together in 2021 to form DMEscripts – but looking at CMS or Congress to add a layer of pressure takes those efforts to another...

AAHomecare, DMEscripts, e-prescribing, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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Parachute earns HITRUST status

March 8, 2023HME News Staff

PRINCETON, N.J. – Parachute Health has earned certified status for information security by HITRUST for its Health DME ePrescribing Platform. The HITRUST risk-based, 2-year certified status demonstrates that the Parachute Health platform has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. "We are committed to prioritizing security and data protection so the industry can confidently continue to adopt this game-changing technology that helps serve patients...

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), e-prescribing, HITRUST, Parachute Health

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Parachute Health releases annual report on e-prescribing

February 2, 2023HME News Staff

PRINCETON, N.J. – Parachute Health’s e-prescribing platform is in use at more than 2,400 supplier locations supporting more than 370,000 health care providers and 54,000 clinical facilities across all 50 states, according to the company’s second annual report, “The State of DME ePrescribing.” The report provides a guide on adoption of DME e-prescribing across care settings and categories; platform data & key trends; and opportunities for clinicians, suppliers, manufacturers,...

e-prescribing, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Parachute Health

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e-prescribing gains traction

October 21, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 70% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they currently use e-prescribing and they’re seeing it pay off.  And of the respondents who are not, the vast majority (82%) say they plan to in the next year.  “I believe many suppliers do not fully understand the amount of time that is saved in the order process when you receive the clean order through e-prescribing,” wrote Pamela Jones of Home Medical Supplies in Lone Tree, Colo. “I...

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DMEscripts: ‘We’re set up for success’ 

September 30, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

INDIANAPOLIS – DMEscripts is at the tipping point of driving “real scale” in the number of HME providers and referral sources adopting e-prescribing, says new CEO John Brady.  Brady believes the HME industry is now in the same position as the pharmacy industry in 2008, when it came together to form Surescripts and, over the course of the next several years, reached market acceptance.  “The future of DMEscripts is all about driving transactions,” said...

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DMEScripts names CEO, CFO

September 20, 2022HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – DMEscripts LLC, an industry-owned e-prescribing platform, has announced the addition of John Brady as CEO and Frank Schools as CFO.   Brady, a 25-year veteran of the healthcare industry, including two healthcare startups, brings extensive experience in digital health transformation with an emphasis on product and innovation. Schools joins DMEscripts following a 43-year career in finance, including a broad background in venture capital, private equity, mergers and...

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E-prescribing: Avoid ‘swivel chair’ process 

April 13, 2022Ken Hodel

Q. How can I find the right DME e-prescribe system for my company?  A. Introduction of new software or processes at any company requires careful consideration. Here are four questions to think about when researching which DME e-prescribe platform is best for your business.  Will it cause more work?   Nobody wants to implement a “swivel chair” process where your company’s resources have to transcribe the data from the DME e-prescribe platform to your company’s...

DMEscripts, e-prescribing, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Ken Hodel

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