Also Noted

Caire: You can depend on us

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09/22/2017

BALL GROUND, Ga. – Caire, a manufacturer of oxygen concentrators, has launched a new website, www.cairemedical.com, with new branding and content.

Numotion launches remote repair service

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09/22/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion now offers remote service and repair on manual and power wheelchairs. Using a secure, HIPAA-compliant app, a Numotion technician can remotely inspect and diagnose and often resolve issues over the phone through a secure video call.

CMS sets start date for targeted audits

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09/22/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS will expand its Targeted Probe and Educate program to include all of the Medicare Administrative Contractors effective Oct. 1.

People news: Ray Huggenberger

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09/22/2017

Ray Huggenberger has been appointed to the board of directors for Minneapolis-based Tactile Systems Technology. Huggenberger served as Inogen’s CEO from 2008 to February 2017. Previously, he held positions with Sunrise Medical.

Government short takes: CMS, DCHCF

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09/21/2017

A sign-on letter asking CMS to withdraw a CPAP bundling pilot program from the next round of competitive bidding collected 31 signatures, according to AAHomecare. The letter also encourages CMS to prioritize reforms to the bidding program. The letter was spearheaded by a bi-partisan group of legislators that includes Reps. Tim Walberg, R-Minn., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Scott Peters, D-Calif., and Michael Bishop, R-Mich. See the final letter and list of signees here…The District of Columbia Health Care Finance Office will raise reimbursement for competitive bid items to 100% of bid rates starting Oct. 1, according to AAHomecare. Previously, these items had been paid at 80% of Medicare rates. The Maryland-National Capitol Area Homecare Association and AAHomecare advocated for the change.

Aeroflow donates to Harvey victims

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09/21/2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare will donate medical equipment and supplies, including wheelchairs, diapers and bed pads, to residents of Orangefield, Texas, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in August.

Ardon Health wins top honor

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09/20/2017

WASHINGTON – Ardon Health was named Specialty Pharmacy of the Year at the National Association of Special Pharmacy meeting this week in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Mike Agostino was named the recipient of the Distinguished Service to Specialty Pharmacy award.

VGM’s Ball wins O&P award

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09/20/2017

LAS VEGAS – VGM Group’s Ryan Ball received the Sam E. Hamontree Business Education Award at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s World Congress earlier this month.

RemitData sells to eSolutions

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09/19/2017

PLANO, Texas, and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – RemitData has been acquired by eSolutions, a provider of healthcare and analytics solutions.

Short takes: 3B Medical, Adena Home Care

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09/19/2017

Winter Haven, Fla.-based 3B Medical has hired two industry veterans to lead its sales and marketing team.

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