Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Medicare: Fix Payment Methodologies That Put Senior Care at Risk - Morning Consult

Read the full opinion: Medicare: Fix Payment Methodologies That Put Senior Care at Risk - Morning Consult:

"But if chronic cuts, under reimbursement, and failure to apply appropriate funding methodologies continue, rather than receive services at home, patients will certainly be forced to a hospital or other institutional settings — resulting in significantly higher costs to Medicare and counteracting the program’s current goals of improving value and reducing hospitalizations."

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fungal Contamination Case Sheds Light on Serious Risk | Drug Topics

Read the full article: Fungal Contamination Case Sheds Light on Serious Risk | Drug Topics:

"ISMP said that the health system contacted its wholesaler to discuss solutions, including cleaning all totes between shipments and discarding refrigeration inserts that cannot be cleaned. It is possible that this type of fungal contamination can occur with other wholesalers, and could potentially harm patients. ISMP strongly advises hospitals to work with wholesalers to find ways to prevent this type of contamination."

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What Amazon could do to the business of selling prescription drugs - The Washington Post

Read the full article:  What Amazon could do to the business of selling prescription drugs - The Washington Post:

"CNBC reported Tuesday that the online retail giant is considering wading into the complicated retail pharmacy market. The news organization reported that Amazon is hiring a general manager to lead a team to explore the idea but hasn’t made a final decision."

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It'll be interesting to see how they tackle drug wholesale distribution  or 3PL in their supply chain.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fingerprint Card for Florida Certified Designated Rep (FL CDR)

Florida CDR Fingerprint Card

Situation:
I can't find the hard copy fingerprint cards needed for my Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) application.

Solution:
You'll find general information in the Electronic Fingerprinting FAQs (a pdf published by FL DBPR). Hard copy fingerprint cards are addressed in these two FAQs:
  • FAQ 14. If I am living out of state, how do I submit my fingerprints without having to travel to Florida?
  • FAQ 15. What if I am living out of state and unable to secure my fingerprints through a “hard card scanning” capable vendor?

Bottomline, the FAQs instruct you to:
  • call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850.487.1395 to get your hard copy fingerprint cards, 
  • tell them the profession for which you are seeking licensure, and
  • in some cases, request the alternative procedure for fingerprint processing and fingerprint card

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Brief History of Blockchain - Harvard Business Review

Read the full article:  A Brief History of Blockchain - Harvard Business Review:

"We’re now in the midst of another quiet revolution: blockchain, a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records, called “blocks.” Consider what’s happened in just the past 10 years:"

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We can expect to see the implementation of blockchain across multiple industry sectors.  I'm just getting up to speed on this topic, and found the article helpful in expanding my understanding of blockchain and how it might impact logistics and pharmaceutical distribution. ... especially in light of the DSCSA.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Novato oxygen equipment supplier pays $11.4 million in settlement - SFGate

Learn more about this California-based company:
Novato oxygen equipment supplier pays $11.4 million in settlement - SFGate:

"A major supplier of home oxygen equipment has agreed to pay $11.4 million to settle accusations that it profiteered by filing false reimbursement claims with the government and arranging kickbacks with sleep-testing clinics, federal officials said Tuesday."

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LA drug wholesalers accused in $20M federal 'structuring' conspiracy - MyNewsLA.com

Read the full article: LA drug wholesalers accused in $20M federal 'structuring' conspiracy - MyNewsLA.com:

"The owners of two Los Angeles-area drug wholesale companies were among four defendants arrested Wednesday on federal “structuring” charges for allegedly making millions of dollars in cash deposits to circumvent federal reporting requirements."

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Monday, April 10, 2017

How two California startups are preparing pharma companies for blockchain - MedCity News

Read the full article & learn about blockchain: How two California startups are preparing pharma companies for blockchain - MedCity News:

"But perhaps the best suited medical application for blockchain, the underlying technology of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, is also the one being upended by federal legislation passed in 2013: tracking and tracing the movement of prescription drugs from manufacturer to the pharmacy to prevent counterfeit or dangerous drugs from entering the supply line."

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Related to:
Track & trace, traceability, DSCSA, pedigree

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Respiratory Audits: Under the Microscope -- HME Business

Read the full article: Respiratory Audits: Under the Microscope -- HME Business:

"Van Halem: It all comes down to communication and education with the referral sources. Unfortunately, CMS puts that burden onto the supplier and most physicians don’t know the documentation requirements. There should be some sort of internal QA or prior approval process. These days, it is not enough to just request documentation — you should also review it and determine whether the patient qualifies. Many suppliers are now being forced to turn away patients and transfer liability to them because they can’t get the documentation that they need to substantiate reimbursement."

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Designated Representative Application Training Affidavit - CA Board of Pharmacy

SITUATION - You need a training affidavit as proof of completing a training program, as part of your California Designated Representative or  CA Designated Representative-3PL license application.

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CMS Double Dips on Oxygen Payments - AAHomecare Blog

Read the full article: AAHomecare Blog: CMS Double Dips on Oxygen Payments:

"CMS has used an old payment methodology and applied it to the new payment methodology, and essentially double dipped.” Ryan stressed the need to fix CMS’ misguided new cuts for oxygen concentrators in rural areas and HME’s important role in protecting patients and lessening costlier clinical interventions."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Exemptee Application Training Certificate - HMDR

Situation:  You need a training certificate as proof of completing a training program, as part of your HMDR Exemptee license application.

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  2. When you've successfully completed our program, simply request your copies of completed training certificates.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Annual Report Of Fraud & Abuse Control Program - DME-related items

Read the full report:
The Department of Health and Human Services And The Department of Justice Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program - Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 (PDF)

"The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established a national Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC or the Program) under the joint direction of the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Inspector General, designed to coordinate federal, state and local law enforcement activities with respect to health care fraud and abuse."

The full report contains a specific section for DME-related items.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Monday, January 16, 2017

CMS outlines qualifications for O&P | HME News

Read the full article: CMS outlines qualifications for O&P | HME News:

"CMS published a sweeping proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 12 outlining the qualifications needed for practitioners and suppliers to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics, and the accreditation requirements needed to bill for them."

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View the proposed rule:
Medicare Program; Establishment of Special Payment Provisions and Requirements for Qualified Practitioners and Qualified Suppliers of Prosthetics and Custom-Fabricated Orthotics

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