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OIG: Lincare mostly complied with neb-med policies

December 21, 2017HME News Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare Pharmacy Services generally complied with Medicare requirements when billing for inhalation drugs, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General. Of 100 claim lines sampled, three did not comply because the beneficiaries medical records did not support medical necessity, resulting in $48 in overpayments. The OIG recommends that Lincare ensure that medical necessity is adequately supported in medical records before billing Medicare. Lincare concurred.

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ASP: Winners, losers, audits

October 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - With few exceptions, the average sales price (ASP) figures for nebulizer medications don't change much from quarter to quarter. That doesn't mean the market is stagnant, says Wayne Vega, senior vice president of the Inhalation Drug Group. He recently offered HME News his take on the fourth quarter numbers—and the market.WinnersBudesonide (J7626) increased 85 cents, to $5.95 per dose. The entry of another generic version of the drug into the market earlier this year didn't have the...

Average Sales Price (ASP), Budesonide, neb-meds

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IDG offers Ritedose of help

May 7, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - It's not easy being a smaller provider of nebulizer medications in the world of “Big Pharma.”That's why Inhalation Drug Group (IDG), a group purchasing organization, has rolled out a program targeting these smaller providers, giving them access to volume discount pricing, extended terms and sampling programs.“We're reaching out to the smaller end, because they're almost the more important players,” said Wayne Vega, senior executive vice president of IDG...

Group purchasing, Home Medical Equipment (HME), neb-meds

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