Also Noted

BBMK, Allegiance Group strike partnership

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04/11/2018

MIDDLETOWN, N.J., and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – BBMK Technologies, the provider of a cloud-based homecare software solution called NikoHealth, has entered into an agreement with the Allegiance Group.

MAMES honors Heitkamp, Thune

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04/10/2018

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Dakota and South Dakota members of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services & Supplies have presented Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen.

SleepScore acquires app and wearable that detects snoring

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04/10/2018

CARLSBAD, Calif. – SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pegasus Capital Partners, has acquired Netherlands-based digital health company Sleep.ai.

Maker of CPAP alternative to go public

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04/10/2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Inspire Medical Systems, the maker of FDA-approved neurostimulation technology that provides treatment for moderate to severe OSA, has filed paperwork for an initial public offering of its common stock.

VGM joins work group on electronic medical documentation

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04/06/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group and its membership has been invited to participate in a CMS work group on electronic medical documentation. VGM will represent DMEPOS providers in the work group, which will have representation from several different provider groups.

Oklahoma providers meet with Rep. Cole

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04/06/2018

NORMAN, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and the VGM Group hosted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., at an event at Norman Regional Home Medical Equipment. Members discussed how DME and complex rehab providers care for patients.

CMS officials on docket for Heartland

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04/05/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – CMS officials will participate in a panel discussion at VGM’s Heartland Conference.

Regulatory updates: Low volume appeals, prior auths

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04/05/2018

CMS will be accepting expressions of interest for low volume appeals from April 12-June 8, 2018, for all NPIs. An EOI must be submitted for each NPI.

Ascensia expands access for Contour products

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04/05/2018

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has improved access to its Contour Next meters and test strips for UnitedHealthcare members, it announced today.

Medicare Advantage gets 3.4% increase

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04/04/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will increase average payments for health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage plans by 3.4% for 2019, the agency announced on April 1. CMS initially proposed a 1.84% increase, according to news reports.

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