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NorthShore Care Supply unveils new HQ

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09/03/2020

GREEN OAKS, Ill. – NorthShore Care Supply’s new headquarters were designed to facilitate collaboration among employees.

Spring forward? No, says AASM

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09/03/2020

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is calling for the elimination of daylight saving time, saying it would improve public health and safety.

Community Rx ready to provide coronavirus vaccinations

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09/02/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eighty-six percent of community pharmacists say they plan to offer coronavirus vaccines when then hit the marketplace, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

UPitt surveys attendees on ISS

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09/02/2020

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh is surveying prospective attendees of the 37th International Seating Symposium about their likelihood of attending the event, depending on the pandemic situation.

CMS updates: Hurricane relief, oxygen NCD

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09/02/2020

The Department of Health and Human Services last week declared public health emergencies in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Laura, opening the door for CMS to then extend a number of waivers to health care providers.

Champions extend deadline for letter on accessories

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09/01/2020

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have extended the deadline for their sign-on letter asking CMS to permanently exempt accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs from competitive bidding pricing to Sept. 18.

Numotion adds bulk in Midwest

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09/01/2020

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion has acquired Northland Rehab Supply, expanding its presence into Sioux Falls, S.D.

CQRC backs telehealth bill

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09/01/2020

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies, is backing a bill in the House of Representatives that would expand telehealth services to allow RTs to provide services as part of CMS’s Innovation Center alternative payment models.

VMI modifies van for Health Care Hero

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08/28/2020

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Chrysler and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” surprised Massachusetts nurse Florence Njoroge with a brand new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica that was modified for wheelchair access by Vantage Mobility International.

NCPA urges investigation of longstanding mail-order issues

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08/28/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging the House Ways and Means Committee to broaden its investigation into potential delivery delays for mail-order medications due to changes at the U.S. Postal Service to include long-term problems with mail-order prescription plans.

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