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HHS increases rewards for reporting fraud

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04/25/2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed increasing to $9.9 million the rewards paid to Medicare beneficiaries and others whose tips about suspected fraud lead to the recovery of funds, according to a press release.

FDA approves ResMed vent for COPD patients

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04/25/2013

SAN DIEGO – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared ResMed’s variable positive airway pressure (VPAP) device for the treatment of COPD, according to a press release.

Senate panel backs Tavenner nomination

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04/24/2013

WASHINGTON – Marilyn Tavenner, Barack Obama’s nominee to oversee CMS, received the unanimous backing of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, according an article from Reuters.

Philips Respironics goes mobile with OSA treatment

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04/24/2013

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has launched a new mobile self-management system for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, according to a press release.

Convaid wins civic engagement award

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04/24/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid, a manufacturer of custom pediatric wheelchairs, was recently awarded the 2013 Long-Term Investor Award by the city of Torrance, Calif., according to a press release.

AOPA: Victims 'will walk and run again'

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04/23/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is leading a coalition to provide access to care for uninsured/underinsured amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a press release.

The Braff Group leads in M&A

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04/23/2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – With 22 mergers and acquisitions completed last year, Thomson Reuters has ranked The Braff Group as the leading healthcare M&A advisor for 2012, according to a press release.

U.S. Rehab promotes Packer

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04/22/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, The VGM Group’s alliance for complex rehab providers, has promoted Greg Packer to president, according to a press release.

NSM expands into Virginia

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04/22/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Through its acquisition of complex rehab provider Rehab Health Care (RHC), National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has added four new branch offices in Virginia, according to a press release.

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