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Kevin Nestrick finds growth in backyard

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12/17/2009

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Provider Kevin Nestrick recently expanded his service area to include familiar territory: Bullhead City, where he’s lived for 32 years.

Video drives home infusion message

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09/30/2009

"Act Now--Resolve the Medicare Home Infusion Coverage Gap" features three vignettes that dramatize the plight of seniors who can't be treated at home because Medicare pays only for home infusion drugs, not related services and supplies.

Provider lends Helping Hand

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09/30/2009

Helping Hand Medical Supply recently signed contracts with three skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to do CPAP set-ups. It was a natural fit for the company, which already provides DME and respiratory products and services in SNFs.

Upstate HomeCare looks to be the one

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09/30/2009

"We're looking to take care of the sickest of the sick," said Greg LoPresti, vice president and COO. "We want the patients that have from 10 to 40 prescriptions from (multiple) prescribers. When you have that many prescribers, you're chance of medication errors goes up exponentially. We are looking to be their one pharmacy."
Upstate patients can order prescriptions online or via e-mail; it also offers home delivery. For now, the pharmacy will focus on oral medications, although it may expand to some over-the-counter items in the future.

Provider drops in on CPAP

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09/30/2009

Earlier this year, HMS opened up its software program for supply replenishments to other providers. The program notifies HMS when CPAP patients are eligible for new supplies. Employees then call patients and evaluate whether they need supplies. If they do, HMS ships orders.

Smith & Nephew remains positive

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09/30/2009

Smith & Nephew first entered the negative pressure wound therapy market in 2007 when it bought Blue Sky Medical, but the company has a long track record--150 years--of working in wound care. The NPWT market, currently about $1.2 billion annually in the United States, presents a "big, attractive opportunity," says Tom Dugan, president, North America for Smith & Nephew advanced wound management.

Need advice on pediatric OSA?

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03/31/2009

"Children who snore, have problems falling asleep, are difficult to wake in the morning, or who fall asleep in school should be further evaluated for sleep disorders," she says.
Meltzer was the lead author of a study called "Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care Practice." Her research was presented June 8 at Sleep 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

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