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New infusion recommendations provide opportunity for dialogue 

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New infusion recommendations provide opportunity for dialogue 

February 3, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The home infusion community has longstanding partnerships with commercial payers, but there’s always room for improvement when it comes to providing high quality care at the lowest possible cost, says Connie Sullivan, president and CEO of the National Home Infusion Association.  The NHIA recently developed recommendations that it says will get a dialogue going between payers and providers.  “We started talking with our members about, ‘Where...

Home Infusion, National Home Infusion Association, Prior authorization


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Set yourself up for success at this year’s NHIA conference

February 2, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Registration for this year’s 2023 Annual Conference is “booming,” says Jennifer Charron of the National Home Infusion Association, who says it really underscores the value of face-to-face meetings.  This year’s conference – the second in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic – will build in extra time for that social interaction, says Charron, COO.  “We saw last year how grateful people were to be together,” she...

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OPGA’s Miller on O&P’s alliance

February 2, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Adam Miller doesn’t have a background in orthotics and prosthetics, but in his new role as president of VGM’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America, he stands ready to support members in any way they need.  “They are the best in the world at providing expert clinical care to patients and doing it for the right reasons,” he said. “I can’t tell an orthotist or prosthetist how to better fit a patient, but I can sure help them when it comes to buying products...

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Casey Hoyt

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Viemed’s Casey Hoyt on win: ‘We had the confidence to fight’

January 27, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare’s recent victory at the administrative law judge level of the Medicare appeals process is as much a win for the company as the HME industry, says CEO Casey Hoyt.  Earlier this month, an ALJ judge ruled in favor of Viemed, overturning all remaining disputed claims for non-invasive ventilation related to the findings of an Office of Inspector General report and ordering CMS to return 100% of the previously remitted funds to the company.  “DME...

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Terri McCleod

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Terri McLeod’s three-minute elevator speech on certification

January 27, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – Terri McLeod, who received the 2022 Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service, worked at a pharmacy/DME to put herself through college, obtained her first certification from the Board of Certification/Accreditation in 1985 and was trained by none other than Newberry himself.   “It’s such an honor – Jim and I had such wonderful conversations and meetings through the years,” says McLeod, who retired two years ago after a 51-year career specializing...

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Viemed prevails in ALJ appeal, Medicare returns money

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Viemed prevails in ALJ appeal, Medicare returns money

January 23, 2023HME News Staff

AFAYETTE, La. – An Administrative Law Judge has ruled in favor of Viemed Healthcare, overturning all remaining disputed claims for equipment services, related to findings from the Office of Inspector General.   As a result, Medicare Administrative Contractors returned 100% of the previously remitted funds to Viemed.  “We are extremely pleased with the judge’s decision in this matter, which reaffirms the high integrity of our clinical protocols and sets the record...

ALJ appeal, Casey Hoyt, Home ventilators, Viemed Healthcare


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Vivian Asare

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Grant will increase access to CPAP therapy

January 20, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – People in marginalized and underserved communities are at higher risk of sleep apnea, but they don’t always have access to CPAP therapy, putting them at greater risk of adverse outcomes, says Dr. Vivian Asare, associate medical director of the Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine.  Asare was recently awarded the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Community Sleep Health Grant to provide funding for the Yale Compassionate CPAP Service, which she established...

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Sec. Becerra visits Grubb’s Pharmacy 

January 17, 2023HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited with Grubb’s Pharmacy owner Michael Kimm and his team in Washington, D.C., recently as part of an event to promote zero cost-sharing vaccines for Medicare patients, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association.  The secretary is working to boost awareness among seniors and caregivers that, as of Jan. 1, 2023, policies in the Inflation Reduction Act make adult vaccines free for Medicare...

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Viemed invests $2M in value-based care platform 

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Viemed invests $2M in value-based care platform 

January 16, 2023HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare has made a strategic investment in ModoHealth, a value-based care and patient management platform connecting payers, patients and post-acute providers.  ModoHealth expects to use the proceeds of the investment to fund the expansion of its proprietary patient management network, which combines clinical tools, remote patient monitoring, data analysis and patient-centric engagement.  “We are incredibly excited to partner with the team at...

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Kevin Sayer

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Dexcom exec: CGM is ‘undisputed standard of care’

January 13, 2023Tracy Orzel

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom’s next-generation G7 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system will empower users to take control of their health, says top company exec Kevin Sayer.  Dexcom in December received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the device, which can be used for people with all types of diabetes ages two years and older.  “The FDA approval of Dexcom G7 is a huge milestone for the diabetes community and underscores continued momentum in...

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