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EW’s Focus Conference pushed to May

January 13, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women’s Focus Conference has been rescheduled to May 1-3, 2022, “out of an abundance of caution” due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, say organizers. The event was originally slated to take place Feb. 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., “The safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff is our key priority,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “We have a responsibility...

Essentially Women, Focus Conference, Home Medical Equipment


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CMS updates Master List

January 13, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS had updated the Master List of DMEPOS Items Potentially Subject to Face-to-Face Encounter and Written Order Prior to Delivery and/or Prior Authorization Requirements. CMS has added 31 items to the Master List and deleted five. It has added 11 to the Required Prior Authorization List, and it has added seven new codes to the face-to-face and WOPD Required List. The Master List includes items that meet CMS’s criteria to be added to the Prior Authorization program and/or...

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InfuCare Rx receives investment from One Equity Partners

January 13, 2022HME News Staff

NEW YORK – InfuCare Rx, a national provider of specialty infusion therapies and comprehensive clinical therapy management services to patients with complex conditions, has received a strategic investment from One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm. "OEP's investment in InfuCare Rx aligns squarely with our thesis that care will continue to shift towards the lower-cost home setting and our focus on the importance of home-based management of complex chronic conditions," said...

InfuCare Rx, One Equity Partners


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Breast Pump Coalition to push for Illinois sales tax repeal

January 13, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A subgroup of AAHomecare’s Breast Pump Policy Coalition has engaged lobbyists in Illinois to assist with repealing the sales tax for breast pumps. State Rep. Barbara Hernandez in November introduced H.B. 4234, which would allow breast pumps, breast pump collection and storage supplies, and breast pump kits to be exempt from the taxes beginning July 1, 2022. The bill now has 14 co-sponsors and was referred to the Rules Committee on the opening day of the legislative session on Jan....

aahomecare, Breast Pump Policy Coalition


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NEMEP calls for volunteers

January 12, 2022HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Northeast Medical Equipment Suppliers Association is looking for committee volunteers for 2022. NEMEP has several working committees that strengthen the value of its membership, the association says. Committees with openings include Membership, Payer Relations, Legislative and Education. Most committees hold monthly conference calls, depending on need. For more information or to volunteer, email Beth Bowen, executive director, at [email protected]

Home Medical Equipment, NEMEP


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Study: RT home visits can reduce COPD readmissions

January 12, 2022HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - At-home interventions by a respiratory therapist can reduce hospital readmission rates among patients with COPD, according to a new study published in Respiratory Care. Study authors looked at outcomes in patients enrolled in a respiratory therapist-led COPD Disease Management Program, comparing outcomes of 658 patients who were discharged from five hospitals in the Atlantic Health System with outcomes of 435 patients who were discharged and then enrolled in the management program....

COPD, Readmissions, Respiratory Therapy


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Medically Home ‘powerfully strengthens’ model

January 11, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – Medically Home has announced a new $110 million round of funding from strategic investors, including Baxter International, Global Medical Response and Cardinal Health. Cardinal Health, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are providing additional capital on top of their previous investments, demonstrating confidence in the growing expansion of the model nationwide, Medically Home says. "The addition of these strategic national partners powerfully strengthens our logistics capability which...

Baxter, hospital-at-home, Investment, Medically Home


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Parachute Health joins Diamond level

January 11, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Parachute Health is AAHomecare’s newest Diamond-level corporate partner. “We’re gratified to see another highly regarded company step up their support for high-impact DME public policy efforts at a critical time for this industry,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the association. “Forward-thinking DME stakeholders like Parachute Health see the opportunity to improve the reimbursement and regulatory environment for our industry and are demonstrating...

aahomecare, Diamond corporate partner, e-prescribing, Parachute Health


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RRI releases new catalog 

January 11, 2022HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS – Responsive Respiratory, Inc. has released its latest product solutions catalog, this year highlighting its newest entry into the sleep market, the Purify O3 Elite Sanitizer. “We’ve expanded our offering with the Purify O3 Elite – a small, easy to use sanitizing device for PAP accessories,” said Tom Bannon, president. “This addition complements the first-generation Purify O3 sanitizer, now a staple accessory for sleep patients.” The catalog is...

CPAP Sanitizer, Home oxygen therapy, product catalog, Responsive Respiratory


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HR buys catheter manufacturer

January 10, 2022HME News Staff

YORK, Pa. – HR Pharmaceuticals has acquired Medical Technologies of Georgia, a manufacturer specializing in catheter products for paraplegics and those with limited dexterity. “The acquisition will enable HR to offer a wide range of urology products and increase patient access to MTG’s innovative brand of adult and pediatric catheters,” said Colby Wiesman, president and CEO of HR. Once integraed, HR says it will be the only independent catheter manufacturer remaining in the...

Catheters, HR, Medical Technologies of Georgia


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