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Home infusion stakeholders explore options

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07/10/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS continues to dig in its heels on the new home infusion benefit, leaving stakeholders considering a legislative fix.

Providers on mask tools: They’re ‘tremendously valuable’

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06/26/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – New tools aim to reduce the guesswork when it comes to helping sleep apnea patients get the right masks and maintain compliance, say CPAP providers.

Diabetes prevention program aims to help pharmacies build brand

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06/19/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – In many parts of the country, community pharmacists are often the most accessible health care providers, says the National Community Pharmacists Association. That’s a big reason why the association was recently awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control to help independent pharmacies prevent Type 2 diabetes, says John Beckner, NCPA’s senior director of strategic initiatives.

Referral streams begin to return, sleep providers say

Remote patient monitoring, home sleep testing expected to lessen the impact of pandemic going forward
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06/12/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – CPAP referrals dropped off when sleep labs temporarily closed at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, but providers say things are picking back up.

When elective surgeries went away, so did many CPAP setups, says Jason Jones.

CMS makes change to multi-function vents permanent

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06/09/2020

WASHINGTON – Starting April 20, CMS permanently suspended claims editing for multi-function ventilators when there are claims for separate devices in history that have not met their reasonable useful lifetime, according to a revised MLN Matters article.

Aeroflow embraces telehealth for sleep patients

‘We’ve tried to set up a model where everything we do has multiple modalities’
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05/29/2020

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare was already dabbling with telehealth for its sleep patients, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the provider to ramp up its efforts, says Eric Mongeau.

Home infusion does its part

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05/22/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – While much of the current focus around the coronavirus pandemic focuses on respiratory complications, home infusion providers have been busy doing their part to help hospitals “clear the decks” and free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, says Harriet Booker, COO at Option Care Health.

Solara Medical Supplies acquires Active Healthcare

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05/22/2020

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Solara Medical Supplies has acquired the diabetes division of Active Healthcare.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare,a provider of CGMs, insulin pumps and supplies, was founded in 1990 by Steven and Lisa Feierstein.

Singular Sleep adds CPAP titration service

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05/20/2020

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Singular Sleep, an online sleep apnea center, has launched a new program to help patients find the required pressure for their CPAP machines from their homes.

BOC gives ‘OK’ to virtual course

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05/15/2020

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – For the first time ever, the Board of Certification/Accreditation has given the green light to a 100% online mastectomy fitter course.

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