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Change your paying ways for home infusion drugs, OIG says

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03/22/2013

WASHINGTON – Taking the “blunt ax” of competitive bidding to home infusion drugs is the wrong way to reduce costs, say stakeholders, but in February, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommended CMS do just that.

Apria bullish on success under bid program

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03/15/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Execs at Apria Healthcare revealed during an earnings call March 11 that the company was offered “a significant number of contracts” for Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Heartland I.V. Care: We accepted 41 bid contracts

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03/05/2013

TOLEDO, Ohio – Heartland I.V. Care has accepted 41 Medicare contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release. Through the contracts, Heartland I.V.

Event spotlight: Structure and response

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02/26/2013

One of the basic concepts of getting reimbursed is that it’s not a single act, but a series of processes that proceed in a logical order, says consultant David Franklin. 

The team is the theme at conference

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02/26/2013

DALLAS – For more than 20 years, the home infusion industry has worked to get a comprehensive Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy—a tall task, says the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).

The team is the theme at home infusion conference

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01/23/2013

DALLAS – For more than 20 years, the home infusion industry has worked to get a comprehensive Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy—a tall task, says the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).

NHIA won't give up

The association says questions about patient safety have not been addressed by CMS officials
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12/28/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The latest attempt by stakeholders to get CMS to rethink its decision to include home infusion in the Round 1 recompete didn’t get very far.

Apria: Infusion 'solid,' HME/RT, 'a little light'

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11/14/2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare continues to see the biggest gains in its home infusion division.

ConvaTec acquires 180 Medical

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10/01/2012

SKILLMAN, N.J. – ConvaTec, a developer of ostomy care, wound therapeutics, continence, and critical care and infusion devices, completed its acquisition of 180 Medical, a provider of catheters and urologic medical supplies, according to a Sept. 28 press release.

In brief: Infusion stakeholders stay on message

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06/22/2012

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) in May sent a second letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner reiterating its request that infusion pumps and supplies be excluded from the Round 1 re-compete of competitive bidding.

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