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Infusion report: No matter how you spin it, access has gone down

March 10, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A new report from CMS is an “indictment” of the agency’s current home infusion benefit, say stakeholders.  The “HIT Monitoring Report, February 2023” shows utilization has remained basically flat over a 26-month study period, despite growing Medicare enrollment, with only 1,250 beneficiaries, on average, receiving Part B home infusion services per quarter.   “We do feel like this is more evidence that CMS’s flawed policy...

Connie Sullivan, Drew Walk, Gregory LoPresti, Home Infusion, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Soleo Health, Upstate HomeCare

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Antibody pilot mobilizes home infusion providers 

January 8, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Upstate HomeCare is among the providers that recently began participating in a pilot program to get monoclonal antibody therapy to patients in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, where COVID-19 is spreading quickly.  The pilot, part of Operation Warp Speed, is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Home Infusion Association. Option Care Health is...

Antibody Therapy, Connie Sullivan, Coronavirus, Gregory LoPresti, Pandemic, Upstate HomeCare

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Upstate HomeCare embraces e-commerce

July 27, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CLINTON, N.Y. - Upstate HomeCare is taking its CPAP business online, thanks to a new partnership with HealthSqyre, an e-commerce marketplace for CPAP equipment and supplies.The provider, which also offers DME, respiratory, pharmacy and infusion services, is now HealthSqyre's preferred provider of CPAP machines, supplies and accessories in New York state. “CPAP is a large part of our respiratory business and we want to reach more customers in a way that is scalable,” said Gregory LoPresti,...

CPAP, Gregory LoPresti, HealthSqyre, Upstate HomeCare

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Special report: HME industry forges a new identity

September 19, 2014John Andrews

YARMOUTH, Maine - In an industry that has become accustomed to incremental changes through the years, external forces are now combining to greatly accelerate the shift away from the old fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare system to a value-based payment model that places more accountability on providers.Though there are many external forces directing this metamorphosis, there are three major catalysts: consolidation, change in scope and information technology.Consolidation is resulting in strategies for...

Alan Morris, Gregory LoPresti, Mike Mallaro

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