Insurers Can Bend Out-Of-Network Rules For Patients Who Need Specific Doctors

Kaiser Health News | August 15, 2017

The Affordable Care Act has so far survived Republican attempts to replace it, but many people still face insurance concerns. Below, I answer three questions from readers. I have a rare disease, and there is literally only one specialist in my area with the expertise needed to treat me. I am self-employed and have to buy my own insurance. What do I do next year if there are zero insurance plans available that allow me to see my specialist? I cannot break up with my sub-specialty oncologist. I must be able to see the doctor that is literally saving my life and keeping me alive.

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Combining new technology with consultative process improvements deliver the deepest positive impact to patient flow. Real-time visibility, strong leadership and a significant culture change demonstrate how one hospital improved patient care and quality outcomes while decreasing length-of-stay and containing costs. The result? Material impact to its bottom line.

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KORU Medical Systems Joins Subcutaneous Drug Development & Delivery Consortium

KORU Medical | October 05, 2022

KORU Medical Systems, Inc. a leading medical technology company focused on the development of innovative and easy-to-use home infusion solutions, announced its membership in the Subcutaneous (SC) Drug Development & Delivery Consortium making it one of the first device companies to be added to the Consortium. “The Consortium creates an important forum to identify and address key challenges and opportunities across the SC field. Key industry experts can collaborate on issues at the clinical, regulatory, and commercial level and work towards advancing the SC market and creating the best outcomes for patients. I am excited for KORU Medical’s membership as one of the first device companies and look forward to advancing SC drug delivery.” Linda Tharby, KORU Medical’s President and CEO The Consortium was convened in 2018 as a community of well-recognized industry experts with decades of experience in the pharmaceutical drug delivery, device development, and commercialization space. The Consortium was built upon a strong desire for clear and transparent evidence-based communication of existing SC technologies and information. The Consortium’s mission is to identify current and future unmet medical needs within a dynamic SC drug delivery and development environment to transform patient care and improve patient outcomes. As a member, KORU Medical will contribute to advancing understanding of patient preference for SC therapy and the clinical trial strategy and technology for high-volume SC drugs. KORU Medical was one of the first companies to develop technology for SC biologics with volumes above 5mL, and its Freedom System is used by over 25,000 patients today to receive SC therapy. KORU Medical is established as the market leader in above 10mL and will bring this deep expertise in patient experience and subcutaneous injection technology to the Consortium. About KORU Medical KORU Medical develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative and easy-to-use specialty infusion solutions that improve quality of life for patients around the world. The FREEDOM Syringe Infusion System (the “Freedom System”) currently includes the FREEDOM60® and FreedomEdge® Syringe Infusion Drivers, Precision Flow Rate Tubing™ and HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™. These devices are used for infusions administered in the home and alternate care settings.

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HEALTHTECH SECURITY

KORU Medical Systems Appoints Brent Rutland as Vice President of Medical Affairs

KORU Medical | October 13, 2022

KORU Medical Systems, Inc. a leading medical technology company focused on the development of innovative and easy-to-use subcutaneous infusion solutions announced the appointment of Brent Rutland as the Company’s new Vice President of Medical Affairs. Mr. Rutland will provide leadership in the Company’s clinical and data generation strategies, key opinion leader engagement, assessing new subcutaneous drug candidates for use with the Company’s products and overseeing the medical affairs team. Additionally, Mr. Rutland will be the clinical resource for the Company’s efforts in regulatory submissions, failure modes and effects analysis, health hazard evaluations, human factors design, new product development and clinical evaluation updates. “We are excited to bring Brent’s competence to the organization – his background was a perfect fit. His expertise will advance clinical evidence generation in support of our product pipeline, provide valuable insight to our drug therapy candidates and help develop important key opinion leader relationships. Brent has helped build multiple data and clinical strategies, internal teams, and external networks in his past. His deep industry experience and passion for the patient, will make him an impactful contributor to the Company’s strategy.” Linda Tharby, President and CEO Mr. Rutland’s career history spans an impressive 27 years and includes working with Baxter Healthcare as a Senior Medical Science Liaison and most recently with La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company as a Senior Director, Health Outcomes. During his career he helped launch 7 vaccines, 4 drugs and 1 device. Most notably, Brent aided Baxter in the launch of Hylenex for SQ rehydration where he also helped build the Medical Affairs department. He has received several awards throughout his career, with the most recent being the President’s Circle Award for Medical Affairs at La Jolla. Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, an MBA in Global Management from the University of Houston, and his Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in Epidemiology. “I was immediately drawn to the opportunity to work at KORU Medical as I saw the potential for future growth supported by building out the medical science and the team,” said Brent Rutland, Vice President of Medical Affairs. “Medical affairs helps fulfill the unmet needs of the patient through the generation and delivery of scientific evidence to various key outside stakeholders. I look forward to developing a collaborative strategy to support the Company’s overall goals.” About KORU Medical KORU Medical develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative and easy-to-use subcutaneous infusion solutions that improve quality of life for patients around the world. The FREEDOM Syringe Infusion System. currently includes the FREEDOM60® and FreedomEdge® Syringe Infusion Drivers, Precision Flow Rate Tubing™ and HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™. These devices are used for infusions administered in the home and alternate care settings.

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FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

Lionel Richie Partners With All-In-One Healthcare Company, Devoted Health

Devoted Health | October 04, 2022

The iconic singer, actor, and American Idol judge, Lionel Richie is partnering with Devoted Health, a new kind of healthcare company providing all-in-one care for Americans on Medicare. Richie has long been dedicated to improving healthcare access, and through this partnership, he will support Devoted Health’s expanding efforts to offer higher-quality care to more Americans on Medicare across the country. “Getting great healthcare needs to be a lot easier for folks. Devoted is making this happen by bringing all of the ingredients for quality healthcare together.” Richie said. “Devoted cares for each member with all-in-one healthcare. Better quality healthcare from better coordination of care can really make a difference to folks who want to live their best and most fulfilling lives. I am excited to partner with Devoted to change and improve healthcare in America!” Devoted Health is changing healthcare for the better through its innovative all-in-one healthcare solution, which combines Devoted Health Medicare Advantage plans, access to top local providers alongside specialized care delivered by Devoted Medical, full-service guides for more personalized coordination, and world-class technology that powers it all. The result of bringing these exceptional ingredients together into one seamless offering is a complete, coordinated, and customized healthcare experience for each Devoted member. "We are thrilled to work with Lionel Richie, who is such an inspiring leader and so deeply passionate about making healthcare easier for everyone. We couldn't imagine a better spokesperson and ally than Lionel Richie." Todd Park, Executive Chairman of Devoted Health About Devoted Health Devoted Health is an all-in-one healthcare company on a mission to dramatically improve the health and well-being of older Americans by caring for every person like family. To accomplish this, Devoted Health has designed and built an integrated healthcare solution that combines Devoted Health Medicare Advantage plans, access to top local providers alongside virtual and in-home care delivered by Devoted Medical, full-service guides, and world-class technology that powers it all. The result of bringing all of these exceptional ingredients into one seamless offering is a complete, coordinated, and customized healthcare experience for each Devoted member. Founded in 2017 by brothers Todd and Ed Park, Devoted now serves over 70,000 members across Florida, Texas, Arizona, Ohio, and Illinois.

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