WASHINGTON – Suppliers in Medicare’s national mail-order program provided 18 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from July through September 2016, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.
Community pharmacies are doing more these days than just filling prescriptions. They’re offering immunizations, lab testing, educational classes and other services that reflect the growing role of pharmacies as part of the healthcare team.
WASHINGTON – CMS’s recent decision to classify certain continuous glucose monitoring systems as DME is a positive step, but there are a few dominoes that need to fall before they are paid for, say stakeholders.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Amerita, the Specialty Infusion Division of PharMerica, has acquired Fairlawn, N.J.-based Nextron, a provider of certain specialty medications in the home. The move allows Amerita to further its expansion in the eastern United States.
CHICAGO – Ensuring compliance with sleep therapy can be time consuming and expensive for HME providers and patients alike. A new telemedicine platform from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine aims to make things easier.
WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association seeks signatures for a letter that urges Congress to align the effective dates of switching to an average sales price reimbursement model for Part B infusion drugs and initiating payments for infusion services.