California HMDR Laws for 2018

California HMDR Laws for 2018

New CA Home Medical Device Retailer (HMDR) Legislation – Effective January 1, 2018

Read the full text of the bill:   AB 1387, Arambula. Home medical device retail facility business: licensing: inspections.

The Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, among other things, prohibits a person from conducting a home medical device retail facility business in the state without a valid license from the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires the department to inspect each place of business prior to issuing a license, and further requires the department to inspect each licensee at least annually.

This bill would modify, until January 1, 2023, the requirement for the department to inspect a licensed home medical device retail facility business if it is accredited, as specified, by an accreditation organization approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. If so accredited, the bill would authorize the department to conduct an inspection only upon a complaint made to the department regarding the licensee. For a licensee that is not so accredited, the bill would continue to require the department to conduct an inspection at least annually.

Source: The legislation above is referenced on the CA HMDR Program website


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California Designated Representative Training Program – New Website

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Medicare Accounts for 16% of HME Spending — HME Business

“Another data point shows just how greatly Medicare’s importance as a revenue driver for HME has dropped. In addition to Medicare’s 16 percent share, Medicaid accounted for 15 percent of HME spending, and all other sources, such as private payer and retail sales, represented 68 percent of HME spending.”

Read The Full Source: Medicare Accounts for 16% of HME Spending — HME Business


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Training program for California HMDR Exemptee license applicants

Training program for California HMDR Exemptee license applicants

RK Logistics Group Earns CA Board of Pharmacy Certification – PR Newswire

“for its Fremont, CA headquarters facility where it provides full-spectrum supply chain support solutions in the Tri-Valley and San Jose for hi-tech, pharmaceutical and biomedical devices firms”

Source: RK Logistics Group Earns CA Board of Pharmacy Certification – PR Newswire


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HMDR License Applications

CA Home Medical Device Retailer (HMDR) License Applications: 1) HMDR Exemptee Application, 2) HMDR California Facility License Application, and 3) HMDR Out-of-State Facility License Application.


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HME Suppliers are Fleeing Medicare Program | HomeCare Magazine

“According to research AAHomecare had been performing using Medicare data, the number of traditional suppliers of home medical equipment to Medicare beneficiaries has dropped 40.9 percent since July 2013. In addition, the number of unique locations (commonly referred to as rooftops) serving Medicare beneficiaries has declined by 38.7 percent during the same period.”

Read the entire article – Source: HME Suppliers are Fleeing Medicare Program | HomeCare Magazine

Refer to AAHomecare’s Issue Brief on effects of the bidding program on the HME supplier infrastructure (PDF)


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Training Affidavit For California Designated Representatives

Training affidavit for CA Designated Representative license applicants

Training affidavit for CA Designated Representative license applicants

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Your 2017 Marketing Plan | HomeCare Magazine

“A successful marketing plan is based on what you did in 2016—what worked and what didn’t—and what you want to make sure you do again. If you don’t think about each of these items, you may be doomed for failure—you don’t want to be responsible for helping your competition have their best year in 2017. Plan now, and make the success all yours!”

It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to an end.  It means it’s time to get a jump on planning for the new year.  This article is full of great thought provoking ideas and tips on how to move your marketing efforts to a higher level.  Full of great advice!

Read the full article:  Source: Your 2017 Marketing Plan | HomeCare Magazine


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The Shift of Medical Devices to a Home Setting – PR Newswire

“One of the major changes in the medical device sector is the continuously growing emphasis on home health care through wearable device and remote monitoring devices. Technology now allows patients a much more flexible approach to therapy, one that does not diminish their life styles as previously. A recent research report by Meticulous Research estimates that the global home medical devices market is expected to reach $48.47 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 7.8% over the period of 2016 to 2022.”

Read the full article:  Source: The Shift of Medical Devices to a Home Setting – PR Newswire


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HMDR Exemptee Training

Certification class for HMDR Exemptee license applicants

Home medical equipment industry jeopardized by low reimbursement rates, study says

“Medicare reimbursement rates for home medical equipment cover just 88 percent of overall costs for companies providing this service, raising concerns about the future viability of the home medical equipment industry under the current Medicare model, according to an American Association for Homecare study.

The report’s conclusions show the current Medicare competitive bidding program for home medical equipment is producing financially unsustainable rates, and faults the program for its lack of transparency.”

Read the full article: Source: Home medical equipment industry jeopardized by low reimbursement rates, study says


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HMDR Exemptee Training

Certification class for HMDR Exemptee license applicants