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OIG to CMS: Get all drug manufacturers to submit ASPs

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07/23/2014

CMS lacks complete average sales price (ASP) data for certain drugs, hindering its ability to ensure that payment amounts are accurate and reflective of manufacturer sales prices, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

ITC delivers mixed ruling for ResMed, Apex

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07/22/2014

SAN DIEGO and BREA, Calif. – An International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled July 18 that the humidifier in Apex Medical’s iCH CPAP device infringes on ResMed patents, according to a press release from ResMed.

CMS changes up areas, products in Round 2 recompete

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07/18/2014

BALTIMORE – Keeping everyone on their toes, CMS has a few surprises up its sleeve for the Round 2 recompete of competitive bidding, say industry stakeholders.

CMS proposal oversimplifies wheelchair provision

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The devil’s in the details, and the lack of details in CMS’s proposal to implement bundled monthly payments for standard manual and power wheelchairs has stakeholders on edge.

Carving out contracts: New scheme or practical solution?

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposal to allow contract suppliers to sell specific lines of business could jolt M&A activity in the HME industry, but not necessarily in a good way, industry watchers say.

In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification

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07/18/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week.

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