Also Noted

Carolina’s HME teams up with hospice provider

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05/24/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment has entered into a preferred provider relationship with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (HPCCR), a not-for-profit organization for patients with advanced illnesses, according to a press release.

Docs to CMS: Streamline prescription process

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05/24/2013

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization representing family doctors and medical students, is calling on CMS to simplify the Medicare requirements for prescribing diabetic supplies, according to a press release.

Fisher & Paykel breaks records

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05/23/2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of NZ$77.1 million for the year ended March 31, 2013, according to a press release. The record earnings reflect a 20% increase compared to the prior year.

John McCain to accept award from United Spinal

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05/23/2013

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on hand at United Spinal Association’s annual legislative conference in June to accept an award for his support of a global disabilities rights treaty, according to a press release.

CMS wants feedback on template for prostheses

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05/23/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to host a conference call May 28 to allow providers, physicians and other parties to weigh in on a possible nationwide electronic clinical template for lower limb prostheses.

Sen. McCaskill revisits DME business practices

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05/22/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of providers are on tap for the second congressional hearing on DME business practices by Sen.

Tennessee lawmakers express licensure concerns

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05/22/2013

WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers from Tennessee has written a letter to CMS expressing concern about contract suppliers in Round 2 of competitive bidding that don’t meet state licensure requirements, according to an article from TheChattanoogan.com.

New president at VGM Insurance

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05/22/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – Mike Kloos has been named president of VGM Insurance, replacing Tom Jones, who retires May 31. Kloos joins VGM from TCF Equipment Finance, where he was senior vice president of strategic business development.

CVS sticks with diabetes supplies

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05/21/2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Despite drastic changes set to take effect July 1, CVS will continue to provide diabetes supplies to Medicare patients, according to a press release. On that date, only 18 contract suppliers will be able to provide diabetes supplies through mail order.

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