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People in the news: Henry Dale Smith, Todd Timbrook

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09/22/2015

H.D. Smith announced this week that Henry Dale Smith Sr., the company’s founder and chairman emeritus, has died at age 87. Smith founded H.D. Smith in 1954 with the mission of providing personalized service to local pharmacies in the Midwest.

MIT reports first profitable quarter

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08/28/2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – MIT Holding, which has subsidiaries in home infusion and HME services, reported its first profitable quarter for the second quarter of 2015.

MSD acquires patient app

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08/28/2015

STOUGHTON, Mass. – Medical Specialties Distributors has acquired Verbal Applications, also known as VerbalCare, a developer of apps that allow patients to communicate better.

NHIA’s Bodoff recollects and predicts

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08/14/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – When Russell Bodoff took the reins at the National Home Infusion Association, the organization was near bankruptcy and there was no Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy.

NHIA seeks feedback on outcomes elements

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08/14/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association is accepting stakeholder comments on newly revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements to be used in the collection of data to assess the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of home and specialty infusion care.

Reporter's notebook: Healthcare reform drives growth

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06/19/2015

Mention the Affordable Care Act to a roomful of HME providers and you’re likely to hear groans about higher costs for their businesses. Home infusion provider Paul Mastrapa, however, sees it as a growth driver.

NHIA to Boehner: Don’t use ASP for home infusion drugs

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association has asked House Speaker John Boehner to drop a provision in H.R. 2570 that would change the payment structure for infusion drugs under the Part B DME benefit to an average sales price methodology.

Option Care has ‘new energy, vision’

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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05/22/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Four months after a private equity firm acquired a majority stake in Walgreens Infusion Services, the provider has rebranded as Option Care.

Option Care makes comeback

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05/19/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Infusion Services is now Option Care.

Walgreen entered the home infusion market in 2007 when it acquired Option Care for $850 million.

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