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In brief: Heartland wraps up, Medtrade East masks up

September 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM welcomed nearly 1,000 guests for its 20th annual Heartland Conference last week.  The conference, which is usually held in June, was moved to September to help ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers took precautions like moving all social events outdoors and requiring masks indoors.  “As leaders in the health care industry, we wanted to do everything we could, taking all proper precautions, to help keep everyone safe during...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade East, NCPA, NHIA, Rotech, VGM Heartland


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NHIA submits comments on home health rule

September 1, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has submitted comments to a final rule saying it is disappointed that CMS has not revisited the Medicare Part B home infusion benefit.  The CY 2022 Home Health Rule outlines proposed coverage and policy changes for home infusion and other post-acute services.    The NHIA’s key concern with the current benefit: the requirement that a nurse or other health care professional be present in the patient’s home for...

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In brief: Griggs takes reins, accessories need protection, Humana makes buy

June 18, 2021HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Luke McGee has resigned from his positions as co-CEO and director of the board of AdaptHealth, and Stephen Griggs has been named CEO effective immediately.  Griggs, who is also a member of the board, joined AdaptHealth in February as co-CEO following the company’s acquisition of AeroCare Holdings, which he founded and led as president and CEO.  “Steve’s extensive management experience, along with health sector expertise and a proven...

AdaptHealth, Apria Healthcare, CRT Accessories, Luke McGee, NHIA, NSM, Viemed Healthcare, Virtis Health


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In brief: AAHomecare campaign, PHE extension, telehealth review

April 23, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has tapped public relations firm Keybridge Communications for a media campaign to build awareness of the value of HME.  “Stepping up our strategic communications capacity is essential to our continued efforts to bring home more policy wins for HME suppliers and manufacturers,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “Keybridge Communications brings a strong level of experience in developing effective messages and...

aahomecare, ACHC, Aveanna Healthcare, CPAP, InfuSystem Holdings, NHIA


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In brief: Telemedicine and sleep, Medtrade West registration, Heartland lineup

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper. While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit. “Delivering care during the pandemic has proven to providers and insurers...

Medtrade, NCPA, NHIA, Numotion, Pride Mobility Products, VGM Heartland


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NHIA names fellows for new program

January 18, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDER, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced the members of its inaugural Fellow Program. The program aims to advance the home and specialty infusion profession by recognizing the contributions and achievements of highly accomplished individuals. NHIA fellow status is awarded to members who have successfully demonstrated a commitment to the field of home infusion for at least seven years, have a record of sustained involvement and leadership within NHIA, and have been...

Fellow Program, Home Infusion, National Home Infusion Association, NHIA, specialty pharmacy


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NHIA to kick off new event with keynote from Daniel Kraft 

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has announced Daniel Kraft, MD, a health technology expert, as the keynote speaker for its first-ever Global Congress on Home Infusion Therapy. Held as a pre-conference to its 2021 Annual Conference, April 19-22, the GCHIT will allow clinicians and providers from across the world to share experiences, ideas, accomplishments and challenges associated with the delivery of infused medications in the home. “We’re excited...

Global Congress on Home Infusion Therapy, Home Infusion, National Home Infusion Association, NHIA


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Specialty Providers

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 Outbreak, Gregory LoPresti, NHIA, Upstate HomeCare


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In brief: 2021 fee schedule, health care spending, Medtrade West 

December 18, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­– Non-competitive bidding areas will see a slight decrease in Medicare reimbursement, based on the 2021 fee schedule CMS released last week.  Rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.2% and non-rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.5%, according to an analysis of the top 25 HCPCS codes by AAHomecare.  CMS will continue to apply the CARES Act relief rates in rural and non-rural areas, resulting in rates in non-rural...

aahomecare, BOC, Guardia Medical, Medtrade West, NHIA


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In brief: Spiro Health grows, FDA warns, AAH comments

November 6, 2020HME News Staff

SANDWICH, Mass. - Spiro Health has acquired Absolute Respiratory Care in Johnston, R.I., further cementing its presence in New England and the Northeast.  Absolute Respiratory Care offers a full range of home medical equipment and supplies with a focus on sleep services. Through wireless monitoring, the provider has created a touchless telehealth model for sleep therapy.  “Absolute Respiratory Care is excited to join with the team at Spiro Health,” said Jayne Matoian,...

aahomecare, CareCentrix, Insulet, NHIA, Numotion, Option Care, Spiro Health


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