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DME MACs to retire LCDs for nutrition

Coverage criteria defaults to national coverage determination
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10/13/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The DME MACs will retire their local coverage determinations for parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition effective Nov. 12, according to the National Home Infusion Association.

DME MACs ease limits on enteral nutrition, Part B drugs

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05/15/2020

WASHINGTON – Suppliers may now dispense more than the 30-day supply for enteral nutrition and Part B drugs, according to an announcement for the DME MACs.

HNC elevates nutrition therapy

Organization’s members include Abbott Nutrition, Nutricia, B. Braun, Nestle Health Science
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06/14/2019

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Nutrition Council is one of the four organizations behind the industry’s competitive bidding education website, www.dmecbpeducation.com.

‘Unicorn’ PHS spreads its wings

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08/03/2018

MINNEAPOLIS – After serving a “sliver” of western Wisconsin for years, Pediatric Home Service will open its doors to the entire state from its new location in Milwaukee.

OIG: Access to oxygen, enteral supplies not impeded

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05/24/2018

WASHINGTON – Round 2 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program does not appear to have impacted access to oxygen or enteral supplies for most beneficiaries, according to two new reports from the Office of Inspector General.

CMS adds templates for enteral nutrition

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05/22/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum to allow feedback on draft templates and clinical data elements for parenteral nutritional therapy (order, progress note and lab test results) and enteral nutritional therapy (order and progress note).

Short takes: Coram, Coloplast

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04/04/2017

Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Serviceshas made Functional Formularies feeding tube and oral meal replacement formulas available to its customer base.

Patients often don’t get correct home nutrition, Option Care finds

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02/14/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orders upon discharge from the hospital for home parenteral (intravenous) nutrition (HPN) did not meet the needs of patients nearly one-quarter of the time, according to research from Option Care.

Technology, need drive growth in enteral market

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08/19/2016

The enteral nutrition market is having a growth spurt, thanks to a combination of factors that show no signs of slowing down.

Apria re-enters home enterals market

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03/15/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has stepped back into the home enterals market with the launch of Refresh, its new support program.

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