DME Pharmacy News


FDA Grants Lumin Emergency Authorization for Use on N95 Respirators

Using UVC to kill COVID-19, the mask offers a lower-cost alternative to help healthcare workers decontaminate N95 masks for reuse.

Invacare Founder Mixon Passes Away

A shrewd business leader and HME pioneer, ‘Mal’ Mixon’s life was marked by tireless industry advocacy efforts and dedication to the ideal of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

Rehab Medical Supply Acquires Great Plains Medical

Buy will help national medical supplier expand its footprint and ensure Great Plains Medical’s clients continue having access to medical supplies.

DrySee Launches Waterproof Bandage with a Liquid Indicator

If water or other liquids penetrate the bandage’s outer seal or the wound seeps fluid, a gauze barrier changes color.

Essity Launches Pilot of Digital Incontinence Solution

Digital sensors that notify a smart phone app when incontinence products need changing aim to increase patient dignity while reducing caregiver worries.

Invacare Unveils Stand Assist (ISA) Patient Lift

Patient lift offers a range of new safety and comfort features that are the result of incorporating customer feedback.

Essentially Women Announces Virtual Dates for 2021 Focus Event

Attendees of the long-running women’s health-focused event will have access to a mix of live events and on-demand learning opportunities.

One Less CBD Thinks ‘Outside the Pill Bottle’

New anti-inflammatory cream marries CBD with traditional analgesics to give providers and patients a product with no THC.



Surgical Dressing and Knee Orthosis Codes Could See Post-Pay Reviews

The review from CGS is the result of errors and high payouts for four codes, and should impact claims filed prior to the COVID-19 PHE.

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Pacey MedTech Unveils UI Device for Prostate Cancer Patients

Designed to help men who suffer urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery, the fully adjustable device stops leakages.

Majority of Nursing Homes Now Operating at a Loss

New survey from AHCA and NCAL shows nursing homes might be getting aid but are directing their spending to PPE and staff due to COVID-19.

Eppic Medical Acquires Mobül: The Mobility Store

Purchase of Long Beach-area retail provider of mobility devices, bath safety and lift chairs expands Eppic’s reach to Southern California HME users.

2020 HME Woman of the Year Open for Nominations

The fifth annual edition of VGM’s awards program recognizing women who have made significant contributions to the industry is taking nominations until Aug. 14.

CMS to Resume Medicare Audits, Prior Authorization on Aug. 3

Postponed since March 30, TRP, SMRC and RAC audits will restart next month, as will prior authorization for PMDs and support surfaces.

3B Unveils Lumin Wand

The new addition to HME manufacturer’s Lumin disinfectant family of produces uses UVC output to sanitize surfaces.

Pharmacy Testing Certification Covers Covid-19 and More

The Compliance Team’s new Pharmacy Testing Certification program gives pharmacies with the education and tools necessary to achieve certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests.

White Paper Demonstrates Value of Incontinence Providers

The document aims to educate regulators and payers on the importance of high-quality incontinence solutions supplied by knowledgeable providers in ensuring optimal care and cost management.

Amoena Recognized with Product Design Award

The breast prostheses manufacturer’s newest breast form, Adapt Air, wins the 2020 Red Dot Award

CMS Releases COVID-19 IFR

The Interim Final Rule includes HME-related items, including a widening of who can conduct telehealth visits, discussion of CARES Act provisions on rural and other non-bid-area reimbursement rates, continuous glucose monitors, and more.

NPIAP Provides Guidelines on Preventing Mask Injuries

Association statement and infographic outline ways that healthcare workers can prevent pressure injuries from N95 respirator masks, which have a high risk for injury due to need for a tight fit.