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NCPA develops policy department

August 10, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has developed a new Department of Policy and Pharmacy Affairs, distinguishing the role of regulatory and pharmacy affairs within the association. The department will help bolster NCPA’s strategic affairs, advocacy and media relations efforts. It will conduct research, legislative review and drafting; prepare regulatory comments, issues briefs, testimony and correspondence; promote pharmacy health information technology and...

National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA, Policy, Regulatory affairs

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ADA: Improve insulin access, affordability

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association on May 24 released a public policy statement outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin access and affordability. The recommendations in “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability” include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing...

ADA, Diabetes, Insulin, Policy

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Don't expect CMS to remain silent on vents, Stark says

July 1, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

COLUMBIA, S.C. - CMS is not done tinkering with coverage guidelines for vents, predicts consultant Andrea Stark.Discussing the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care's recent request that CMS reconsider its national coverage determination for vents, Stark said during a recent webcast: “CMS is not obligated to agree or institute any changes. However, in light of many 'quiet' changes behind the scenes, we do not expect CMS to remain silent on ventilators.”NAMDRC's...

Andrea Stark, Coverage, Policy, Vents

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CMS can't ignore outside input

January 15, 2014HME News Staff

There's a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner. But to be successful, the process must include input from all parties so that changes are made in a fully informed manner and result in the most effective and positive outcomes. Don Clayback.jpg That's not happening when it comes to Medicare's coverage of complex rehab technology (CRT). Medicare policy changes impacting CRT during the...

Complex Rehab, Policy, separate benefit

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FAA puts sleep apnea policy on hold

December 27, 2013HME News Staff

FREDERICK, Md. - Faced with stiff opposition from some pilot groups, lawmakers and physicians, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put on hold plans to test all overweight pilots for sleep apnea, according to news reports. The FAA had planned to start testing pilots with body mass indices of 40 or greater in January. The FAA has now agreed to consult with industry groups to balance the concerns of all stakeholders, according to news reports. When the FAA announced its plans, legislation...

FAA, Pilot, Policy, Sleep Apnea

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Q&A: Dr. Doran Edwards

June 7, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

BALTIMORE - How does research influence public policy—and vice versa? Providers and clinicians who participate in research to help get new technology to patients sooner should keep this relationship in mind, says Dr. Doran Edwards, chief manager at Advanced Healthcare Consulting. Edwards will join Sunrise Medical's Rita Hostak to present “How Science Influences Public Policy in Seating and Mobility” at the Wheeled Mobility State of the Science conference July 1-2, part of RESNA's...

Advanced Healthcare Consulting, Doran Edwards, Medicare, Policy, Research

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