Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine



“The purpose of the retail awards competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Representatives from seven companies made their case to session attendees, who along with judges, voted on their top three choices.”

Read the full source article: Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine

The top 3 HME retail products were:

  1. The Flyp Nebulizer from Convexity Scientific
  2. The DFree from Triple W—a wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements (for incontinence) using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors
  3. The Jazzy Air 2 scooter from Pride Mobility

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OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

“The report found:  For 72% of inappropriate claims, DME suppliers failed to correctly code the SNF as a facility. Instead, they coded the place of service as the beneficiary’s home, thus enabling the claims to bypass the edit that rejects separate payment for most DME provided at facilities. By definition, SNFs provide primarily skilled care and thus cannot be considered beneficiary homes.”

Read the full source article: OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

Read the OIG report:  CMS Did Not Detect Some Inappropriate Claims for Durable Medical Equipment in Nursing Facilities


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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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That website is intended for California Designated Representative license applicants.

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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

Looking for a California Designated Representative training program?

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Trump & Sanders’ reimportation proposals a risk, AmerisourceBergen – in-Pharma Technologist

” “How a wholesaler could potentially procure drugs, whether they’re in Canada, Europe and get those back to the US and get those into the supply channel efficiently and effectively I think is quite cumbersome,” said CFO Tim Guttman. “It’s not efficient and there are risks.” VP Barbara Brungess added despite the impracticalities and legal hurdles to overturn, the primary concern is safety.”

Read the full article:  Source: Trump & Sanders’ reimportation proposals a risk, AmerisourceBergen – in-Pharma Technologist.com


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