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Bill Guidetti: ‘These are challenging times, but we are highly engaged’

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07/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – AAHomecare’s new chairman, Bill Guidetti, has a list of priorities, but at the top of the list: putting a stop to competitive bidding while the HME industry continues to operate under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In brief: Centene, WellCare merger finalized; Aeroflow partners with network

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01/24/2020

ST. LOUIS – Centene Corp. has completed its acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, creating what it calls the leading healthcare enterprise focused on government-sponsored healthcare programs.

Apria turns to Absolute

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01/24/2020

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare now leverages Absolute to ensure endpoint security across more than 8,000 devices and to help achieve HIPAA compliance, according to a press release from the tech company.

In brief: White paper makes case for vents, bid website sees spike in traffic

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07/26/2019

WASHINGTON – A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.

In brief: Arcadia, Amazon launch Choice; Apria goes nat’l with Medela

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11/02/2018

SEATTLE – Arcadia Group has launched an Amazon-exclusive brand of consumer-use medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management.

Apria goes nat’l with Medela’s NPWT line

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11/02/2018

MCHENRY, Ill., and LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Medela has announced that Apria Healthcare will begin distributing its negative pressure wound therapy product line nationwide.

Industry, CMS need to ‘have conversation’ about disaster relief

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders.

e-prescribing may be at tipping point

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – There are a number of puzzle pieces locking together at CMS that could mean e-prescribing for DME becomes pervasive soon, the vendors of that technology say.

Starck: ‘Patients aren’t getting prescribed oxygen’

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08/09/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Home oxygen therapy has been hit especially hard by competitive bidding, so CMS’s plans to retool its program are encouraging, says Dan Starck, chairman of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care.

Apria launches ‘TurboTax’ for e-ordering

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04/23/2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Nearly two years after purchasing DMEhub, Apria is ready to reintroduce the newly retooled e-ordering platform, which uses “if/then” logic to gather documentation, to a wider market.

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