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Viemed seeks to supplement core vent business

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08/14/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – “Pivot” was the name of the game for Viemed Healthcare in the second quarter of 2020, as the company sought to keep business coming in when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. hard.

O&P pushes again for separate status

Stakeholders say they have an ally in Sen. Grassley
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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders.

Option Care weathers ‘turbulent period’

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08/14/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care saw a decline in new patient referrals during the second quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, but that was offset by growth in its chronic care business, says CEO John Rademacher.

Senators introduce O&P companion bill

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08/11/2020

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to differentiate orthotics and prosthetics from durable medical equipment was recently introduced in the Senate.

CMS’s next step on vents is unclear

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08/07/2020

WASHINGTON – It was a first step, but CMS has more homework to do before it moves to establish a new national coverage determination for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, say the members of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee.

Singular Sleep fills in-lab gap at home

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08/03/2020

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Due to the risk of COVID-19, in-lab studies are problematic right now, delaying appointments by months, says Joseph Krainin, president and founder of Singular Sleep.

ABC Plus, Sleep Coaches spot revenue opportunities

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08/03/2020

LOS ANGELES – ABC Plus Pharmacy and Sleep Coaches have partnered with Team@Work to help HME providers maximize revenue by improving patient outcomes for neb-med and CPAP patients.

HME providers, community pharmacists seek recognition

Recent win in Pennsylvania means providers are eligible for hazard pay
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07/31/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – HME providers and community pharmacists have continued to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic – and like other health care providers, they want to be recognized for that.

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.

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