Friday, September 20, 2019

STUDY REPORT: The prevalence and impact of home oxygen fires in the U.S. - bpr

Read the full study report:  STUDY REPORT: The prevalence and impact of home oxygen fires in the U.S. - bpr (PDF)

According to the bpr report:

"New data from the study of media reports on home oxygen fire incidents in the U.S. has revealed that:
  • Someone dies every four days in fires involving home oxygen in the US
  • The true death toll of home oxygen fires in the US is likely to be higher than previous estimates by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • The death toll is at least 100 and possibly as many as 150 people each year
  • A third of home oxygen fire incidents involve a cylinder explosion, putting public and emergency services at risk"
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California Home Medical Device Retailer Exemptee Training Certification Course (HMDR). California Designated Representative Training Programs (wholesaler, 3PL)
California Home Medical Device Retailer Exemptee Training Certification Course (HMDR). California Designated Representative Training Programs (wholesaler, 3PL)

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NCDQS Launches QAS Accreditation and Inspection Programs - NCDQS

Read the brief post:  NCDQS Launches QAS Accreditation and Inspection Programs - NCDQS

Read the robust press release:  NCDQS Launches New Wholesale Drug Distributor Accreditation Program and a Wholesale Drug Distributor Inspection Program (PDF)

According to the press release:

"The National Coalition for Drug Quality & Security (NCDQS) today announced the launch of two new programs for wholesale drug distributors, the Quality and Security (QAS*) Accreditation and the QAS Inspection. These national programs are important tools in protecting the prescription drug supply chain. With a 90-day timeline, the QAS Accreditation offers a robust accreditation process with an efficient, streamlined approach and responsive accreditation team."  
*pronounced “case” 

Learn more about NCDQS

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The most popular Board-approved California Designated Representative online training program for wholesalers. Earns a Board-recognized training affidavit. More than 6,000 students trained!
The most popular Board-approved California Designated Representative online training program for wholesalers. Earns a Board-recognized training affidavit. More than 6,000 students trained!

For Designated Representative license applicants  -  Training programs, courses, classes, seminars:

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

GS1 Lightweight Messaging Standard

Open the full guideline document:   GS1 Healthcare US - Implementation Guideline - Applying the GS1 Lightweight Messaging Standard for DSCSA Verification of Returned Product Identifiers (PDF)

According to the guideline document:

"In preparation, pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders collaborated with GS1® and GS1 US® to develop a verification messaging standard to enable system interoperability and prevent the proliferation of multiple messaging formats. In addition, the GS1 Messaging Standard Workgroup collaborated with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Verification Routing Services (VRS) Taskforce. These efforts produced the GS1 Lightweight Messaging Standard for Verification of Product Identifiers.

The GS1 Lightweight Messaging Standard was designed to support requests and responses for verification of product identifiers for serialized pharmaceutical products. It is intended to provide a simple, standardized lightweight messaging framework for asking verification questions and receiving actionable information. Designed to support Verification Routing Services (VRS) systems for DSCSA verification, the messaging standard defines a verification request message and a corresponding response message."

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The largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training programs. 3 distinct courses for wholesalers, 3PL, reverse distributors. Earns a training affidavit.
The largest selection of Board-approved California Designated Representative online training programs. 3 distinct courses for wholesalers, 3PL, reverse distributors. Earns a training affidavit.

For Designated Representative license applicants  -  Training programs, courses, classes, seminars:

     California (earn a training affidavit):
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Monday, September 9, 2019

[DME] Providers feel burned in California - HME News

Read the full article:  [DME] Providers feel burned in California: Under a proposal, Medi-Cal reimbursement for an oxygen concentrator would drop to $55.19 - HME News

"California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders. 
To comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, the Department of Health Care Services has proposed paying 80% of Medicare’s non-rural fee schedule amounts for most DME. For providers in the state, who are currently reimbursed at the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts, that’s a cut of up to 60%."

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California HMDR Exemptee online training certification class for home medical device retailers. Earns a course completion certificate accepted by the California Department of Public Health. $525 per student.
California HMDR Exemptee online training certification class for home medical device retailers. Earns a course completion certificate accepted by the California Department of Public Health. $525 per student.

For Designated Representative license applicants  -  Training programs, courses, classes, seminars:

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Preorder Now: Our 2019–20 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors - Drug Channels

Read the full announcement:   Preorder Now: Our 2019–20 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors - Drug Channels
"On October 2, 2019, Drug Channels Institute will release The 2019–20 Economic Report on Pharmaceutical Wholesalers and Specialty Distributors. 
This new tenth edition is the most comprehensive, fact-based tool for understanding and analyzing all aspects of the U.S. pharmaceutical distribution industry. It also contains detailed information about the largest companies: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson."

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