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Float hits $15M in funding 

April 15, 2024HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Float, a provider of on-demand home infusion nurses, has announced $10 million in Series A funding led by Canvas Ventures, whose General Partner Mike Ghaffary has joined Float's board, with participation from Wave Capital, Y Combinator, Burst Capital, and Also Capital. With $15 million in total funding, Float now has the capital, talent, and technology to continue tackling a root cause of health care's most pressing issues: chronic illness. "After years in the emergency...

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 Part B infusion visits decrease

March 20, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Home infusion service visits continued to decline in the first half of 2023, according to CMS’s annual monitoring report on the Medicare Part B home infusion therapy (HIT) benefit. The HIT market is concentrated, with seven of the 82 HIT suppliers providing about 56% of the HIT service visits in the past 12 months. The quarterly number of HIT supplier organizations increased from 42 in Q1 2021 to a quarterly high of 74 in Q3 2022 before dropping to 60 in Q2 2023, according...

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Connie Sullivan

Specialty Providers

NHIA makes payer recommendations

March 13, 2024HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) has developed recommendations for commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage payers to improve patient outcomes and experience, reduce administrative burden, and improve timely access to home infusion services.   The 2024 recommendations, designed to be incorporated into contracts between health plans and home and alternate site infusion providers, address value-based programs, secondary payers, prior authorization,...

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John Rademacher

Specialty Providers

Option Care monitors ‘vigorous’ competition

March 1, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – The trend of payers integrating with providers, including Elevance Health’s recent acquisition of Paragon Healthcare, a Texas-based infusion provider, is a shift that Option Care Health is keeping a close eye on, says CEO John Rademacher.  “They're vigorous competitors and so we take that full view as we're approaching the marketplace,” he said on a recent call to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and full year earnings. “Our...

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Jennifer Charron

Specialty Providers

NHIA ramps up networking, highlights women in leadership

January 19, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – Networking will remain front and center at the National Home Infusion Association’s 2024 Annual Conference, says COO Jennifer Charron.  This year’s event will once again feature its popular roundtable sessions, but they have been moved to the beginning of the conference to allow attendees to meet each other early on, she says.  “(Attendees) felt the roundtables really helped develop long-term relationships outside of the conference,” she...

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Michael Patton

Specialty Providers

Elevance Health ramps up integrated approach to infusion

January 12, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

INDIANAPOLIS – The acquisition of Paragon Healthcare by Elevance Health, formerly Anthem, “builds out” the health insurer’s infusion platform and better positions it to compete in a vertically integrating market, say industry analysts.  Texas-based Paragon Healthcare, which serves more than 35,000 patients at more than 40 ambulatory infusion centers across eight states and in their homes, joins BioPlus, the specialty pharmacy subsidiary of CarepathRx which Elevance...

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AIS Healthcare receives ACHC accreditation

December 13, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS – AIS Healthcare, a provider of targeted drug delivery and infusion care solutions has been awarded accreditations for Specialty Pharmacy, Infusion Pharmacy and Infusion Nursing by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), further setting it apart from other infusion services providers. This accomplishment underscores the company’s commitment to going beyond what’s expected to advance quality care and improve the lives of patients. “This accomplishment is...

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Option Care plans to complete stock repurchase in Q4

December 7, 2023HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health plans to complete the remaining $75 million of repurchases in the fourth quarter under an original authorization. In addition, the company’s board of directors approved an increase to its share repurchase program authorization from $250 million to $500 million. The program has no specified expiration date. During a call in October to discuss its third quarter earnings, Option Care said it had completed a repurchase of approximately $100 million in...

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In brief: United Spinal spearheads new coalition, TwelveStone expands in Virginia

November 21, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is partnering with wheelchair and vehicle manufacturers and other interested stakeholders to launch the SecureRide Coalition. The coalition is developing a wheelchair securement standard that can be applied to personal vehicles, rideshares and public transit, as well as buses, rail and low-speed shuttles. “For untold millions of Americans, accessible vehicles would be a game changer for our community,” said CEO Vincenzo Piscopo. “A true...

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TwelveStone expands in Virginia

November 7, 2023HME News Staff

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – TwelveStone Health Partners has opened a new infusion center in Richmond, Va., its 18th. The center joins existing centers in Tennessee (Bellevue, Chattanooga, Knoxville, North Nashville, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill), Georgia (Canton, Cumming, Duluth, Lithonia, Peachtree City and Smyrna), Virginia (Roanoke and Norfolk) and Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville.) "As we embark on our journey into Richmond, Va., we remain dedicated to our mission of enhancing health...

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