Archives for April 2016

Introducing – The Invia® Motion™ – Endure NPWT

invia_motionWe have added on to our Negative Pressure Wound Therapy program and are pleased to now offer the Medela Invia® Motion™ – Endure.

This convenient pump is small, discrete, and mobile, allowing the patient to continue going about daily activities during the entire length of treatment. The ease of use, and monitoring with step by step instructions makes this best suited for an at home or acute care setting.

Pressure options include: -60, -80, -100, -125, -150, or -175mmHg. Therapy flow is 1 liter/min and can be delivered constant or intermittent.

To find out more information or to get a demonstration on the Invia® Motion™ – Endure, contact our Wound Care Consultant, Jenny Floding at

Face-to-Face Documentation Change

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the requirement for physicians to document face-to-face encounters conducted by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or clinical nurse specialists has been eliminated, effective 9/9/2015.

As revised by MACRA, a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or clinical nurse specialist can document a face-to-face visit with a patient and write an order for durable medical equipment. The physician no longer needs to co-sign the face-to-face visit when the nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or clinical nurse specialist performs the visit. *An exception to this rule is diabetic shoes – those must still be signed by an M.D. or D.O.

The 6-month face-to-face encounter requirement has not been changed by MACRA, so written orders for durable medical equipment must occur within 6 months of the face-to-face patient visit.

If you or your staff have any questions, please reach out and our Regional Account Managers will be happy to assist in any way they can.