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Revenues climb at Insulet

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03/01/2013

BEDFORD, Mass. – Insulet, a provider of insulin pumps for patients with diabetes, reported $58.7 million in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 23% increase over the same period in 2011. It reported net losses of $10.2 million vs. $14.3 million.

CMS extends review of K0009

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03/01/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has requested an additional 30 days to complete its coding verification review of K0009, a code representing miscellaneous custom ultralight wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from Noridian Administrative Services.

Review finds 80% error rate for power wheelchairs

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of power wheelchair claims processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 80% error rate, according to National Government Services (NSG), the DME MAC there. Of 1,022 claims processed from Oct. 1 2012­–Dec.

Review finds 85.6% error rate for intermittent caths

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of intermittent catheterization kits processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 85.6% error rate, according to National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC there. Of 257 claims processed from Sept. 1–Dec.

Reps 'concerned' about rates for diabetes testing supplies

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02/27/2013

WASHINGTON – A pair of lawmakers have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the impact of a 72% cut, on average, to reimbursement set to go into effect July 1 as part of a national mail order program for diabetes supplies. In a letter, Reps.

Sleep960, C-PAP Horizon team up

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02/27/2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Signature Sleep Services (d/b/a Sleep 960) and C-PAP Horizon Project have agreed to integrate their sleep products and services, and combine their marketing efforts, according to a press release.

Former HME providers plead guilty to Medicare fraud

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02/26/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Two former owners of a Los Angeles-area HME wholesale company pleaded guilty to conspiring with their customers to defraud Medicare, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Study: Shoe inserts reduce diabetes-related amputations

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02/26/2013

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – A new study conducted by researchers in Sweden found that shoe inserts could reduce diabetes-related amputations by 50%, according to a press release from Orthofeet, a manufacturer of specialty footwear based in Northvale, N.J.

HQAA launches new accreditation program

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02/25/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – HQAA has launched a new accreditation program designed specifically for providers of facility-based ventricular care units (FBVU), according to a press release.

NHIA updates coding standard for home infusion claims

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02/25/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 2013 version of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) coding standard has been published and is available free of charge, according to a press release.

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