DME Pharmacy News


AAHomecare Conducting Intermittent Catheter Survey

The survey is intended to estimate the true costs of providing intermittent catheters to Medicare beneficiaries.

Study: Pandemic-Induced Habits Could Impact Urinary Continence

Nearly half of respondents said a decreased level of physical activity had increased the number of times they urinated during the day.

Breastfeeding Coalition Calls for Increased Reimbursement

As the price for hard-to-find formula skyrockets, the AAHomecare group calls on private payer insurance and Medicaid programs to increase coverage for breast pumps and supplies.

CPSC Warns Consumers: Stop Using Bed Rails from 2 Makers

Agency warns consumers not to use specific adult portable bed rail models manufactured during specific years by Mobility Transfer Systems and Metal Tubing USA.

AAHomecare Creates Incontinence Advocacy Resources

Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.

Invacare Debuts New Patient Lift

The Birdie EVO XPlus aims to maximize comfort and security for homecare patients transferring from a bed, a chair, or the floor.

Essentially Women Hosts the 2022 Edition of its Focus Event

For the first time in two years, members of the women’s health-oriented conference were able to meet in person for educational sessions and dedicated time with vendors.

Study: CGMs Outpacing Test Strips in Diabetes Market

The market for diabetes management devices will exceed $28 billion by 2032, according to forecasts from IDTechEx.



Illinois Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Breast Pumps

Gov. Pritzker poised to sign legislation that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

Principle Business Enterprise Marks Safety Milestone

Incontinence product maker maintains operations for more than 2 million consecutive hours and longer than three years worked without an OSHA Lost-Time Accident.

HEMCO Release New Work Enclosures

Designed for a variety of applications, the work environments meet critical clean requirements for pharmacies and labs.

Brightree Enhances Home Infusion Solution

Software company has added more than a dozen workflow enhancements to its Business Management Solution for Pharmacy designed for home infusion pharmacy organizations.

Survey: 84% of Patients Don’t Support ‘Patient Steering’

The majority of those surveyed also said insurers should not require patients to use pharmacies owned by the insurer.

Sunset Receives ISO Certification 

Certification will enable maker of sleep, oxygen and other products to expand its manufacturing.

HEMCO Releases AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors face velocity airflow of fume hoods.

Illinois Considering Breast Pump Sales Tax Exemption

Bills have been introduced into the state General Assembly’s Senate and House that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

Associations Call for Expanded Infusion Regulation

The NHIA and several other organizations urged the FDA and state regulatory agencies to investigate and regulate direct access infusion businesses to protect supplies and patients.

Essentially Women Moves Focus Conference to May

The women’s HME-focused event will move from Feb. 5-7 to May 1-3 due to caution over the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

Whitepaper Underscores Need for Intermittent Catheter Access, Funding

Stakeholders develop a document to educate payers, Medicaid programs on the need for patient access to key urological products.

HEMCO Releases Continuous AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors the face velocity airflow of a pharmacy fume hood.