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Diabetes consolidation continues: Advanced Diabetes acquires US MED

July 28, 2021HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Advanced Diabetes Supply has acquired US Medical Supply (US MED), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital that provides continuous glucose monitors and medical supplies.  Founded in 1996, the Doral, Fla.-based US MED contracts with more than 500 insurance plans covering nearly 200 million lives. It was acquired by H.I.G in 2015.  “H.I.G. served as a value-added partner to our leadership team and supported the transformation of the business,” said...

Advanced Diabetes Supply, CGMs, Diabetes Testing Supplies, US Medical Supply


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Doug Hoey

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Seat at the table: NCPA talks DIR fees, COVID role with Sec. Becerra

July 22, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, came away from a recent roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra feeling “positive.”  “It’s my opinion that the secretary will be receptive to expanding (access) to health care and utilizing pharmacies to do that,” he said.  Hoey spoke with HME News recently about the meeting and where he thinks Becerra may stand on certain...

Community Pharmacy, DIR fees, Doug Hoey, NCPA, Xavier Becerra


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John Rademacher

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Option Care partners with AlayaCare on software solutions

July 21, 2021HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., and MONTREAL – Option Care Health and AlayaCare have established a technology collaboration to develop software for alternate site infusion therapy.   This effort builds on an existing relationship, under which Option Care Health, a provider of home and alternate site infusion services, uses AlayaCare’s existing home and community care software to manage its clinical resources at the point of care.   “The patient experience is at the forefront...

AlayaCare, Home Infusion Therapy, Option Care Health


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BioMatrix acquires InfuCare

July 8, 2021HME News Staff

TYLER, Texas – BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy has acquired InfuCare, based here, adding a location in a key geographic area.  “We are pleased to welcome the InfuCare team as part of the BioMatrix family,” said Nick Karalis, CEO of BioMatrix. “A Texas pharmacy location is part of our strategic plan to expand our infusion services and increase access to covered lives. With complimentary core competencies and shared values of exceptional patient care, together we will improve...

BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy, Home Infusion, InfuCare, Paragon Ventures


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Philips recall: Vent providers in ‘wait-and-see mode’

July 2, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Three weeks after Philips issued a voluntary recall for certain mechanical ventilators, including its popular Trilogy 100 and 200, providers say they're still waiting for guidance on how to move forward.   “Right now, we’re in wait-and-see mode,” said Chris Burgess, vice president of clinical services for Med Emporium in Charlotte, N.C. “We haven’t been given guidance. We’ll roll out a corrective action, as soon as we get...

mechanical ventilators, Philips Recall, Trilogy


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Doug Hoey

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NCPA participates in roundtable conversation with HHS Secretary

June 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, participated in a roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders of several other provider organizations to discuss the expanding role of community pharmacies in health care.  Hoey discussed four priorities for independent pharmacists:  Eliminating retroactive price concessions, known as pharmacy DIR fees, which are imposed on pharmacies by...

Community Pharmacy, National Community Pharmacists Association, Xavier Becerra


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NorthShore turns provider to supplier

June 30, 2021Tracy Orzel

GREEN OAKS, Ill. – NorthShore Care Supply took one of the last steps in its years-long transition from provider to supplier when it named Sandra DiVito as vice president of B2B sales and development.  “We’ve really been transitioning from a provider to a supplier over the last five years and the addition of Sandra DiVito and a soon-to-be growing sales team is going to be one of the last pieces of that transition,” said Adam Greenberg, president and founder of NorthShore...

Adam Greenberg, Incontinence Supplies, Northshore Care Supply, Sandra DiVIto


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Stakeholders gauge interest in new coalition

June 30, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A group of about 40 providers and manufacturers participated in a call in May to discuss whether there’s enough interest to form a Breast Pump Policy Coalition that could tackle a host of issues related to the product category.  “We’re still in the discovery phase,” said Ryan Bullock, COO of Aeroflow and co-chair of the coalition, which AAHomecare is spearheading. “We’ve sent out a follow-up survey to gauge their ongoing interest and...

aahomecare, Aeroflow, Breast Pump Policy Coalition, Ryan Bullock


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Online retailer bridges HST, Rx gap

June 30, 2021Tracy Orzel

NEW YORK – Customers of The CPAP Shop can now get a home sleep test and prescription through Sleep Care online’s SimpleRx and Complete Care solutions.   This new capability is the result of a new partnership between The CPAP Shop, an online retailer of sleep equipment, and Sleep Care online, a national telemedicine services provider for self-pay patients with sleep disorders.  “The SimpleRx corrected an issue we’ve seen during our 16 years, which is customers...

Anthony Zadnick, CPAP Shop, Sleep Care online


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Philips recall: Sleep stakeholders run scenarios

June 25, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – As sleep stakeholders band together to address the Philips recall, they're grappling not only with equipment shortages, but also risk assessment and who should be at the front of the line for repairs and replacements.  In announcing the recall, Philips advised Bi-Level and CPAP patients to discontinue using affected devices and work with their physicians or HME providers to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.   “It should...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CPAP, Philips Recall


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