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OIG releases final report on test strip market share

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – Suppliers in Medicare’s national mail-order program provided 19 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from October through December 2016, according to a new study from the Office of In

Nunn’s HME boosts coverage in Syracuse

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06/13/2017

ROME, N.Y. – Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment has acquired Tri-County Home Care’s assets, excluding its Veterans Affairs customers, the company announced June 1.

Tonka Medical Supplies chases federal contracts

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06/13/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Tonka Medical Supplies, an HME and supplies provider, plans to expand sales by applying for a GSA Schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts, it announced June 12.

Medtrade offers discount for early registration

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06/09/2017

ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday, June 12. This year’s show takes place Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Supply company owner accused of $1M in Medicaid fraud

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06/09/2017

NEW YORK – The owner of Monack Medical Supply has been indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud, according to a press release from the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Legislation seeks to ease air travel for disabled passengers

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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of disabled passengers and close the service gaps they face. More than 30,000 airplane passengers last year filed disability-related complaints.

Golden beefs up exec team

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06/08/2017

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies has made three key hires to lead growth for the company, including two newly created positions. Cy Corgan will serve as vice president of national accounts.

Invacare proposes $100M raise

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06/08/2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare intends to offer $100 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2022 in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers, the company announced June 7.

Short takes: BOC, Shield Healthcare, Sunrise Medical

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06/08/2017

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is now accepting nominations for its board of directors. Directors serve four-year terms and must participate in four board meetings annually.

VGM’s longtime COO retires

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06/07/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Jim Phillips, president and COO of the VGM Group, has retired, VGM announced June 1. Phillips has spent 25 years at the company, the last nine as COO. He was appointed president in January of 2016.

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