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O&P advocates launch auditing initiative

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01/29/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) is spearheading a new initiative designed to help independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners fight for “greater transparency and oversight of CMS independent audit contractors,” according to a press r

ACHC moves into new headquarters

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01/28/2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has relocated to new headquarters in Cary, N.C., according to a press release. The move marks the end of a two-year building project spearheaded by ACHC board member General Matthew Whittington.

Braden Med acquires HME division

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01/28/2013

CALDWELL, Ohio – Braden Med Services, a provider of HME supplies and services, has acquired the HME and medical supply division of NorthStar Pharmacy, based in Cambridge, Ohio, according to local news reports.

Poll: Majority oppose cutting Medicare to lower deficit

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01/25/2013

WASHINGTON – A new poll found that, while most people support deficit reduction, they want to do it without cutting major social programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

Quantum gets new look

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01/25/2013

EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab, a provider of complex rehab products, has a new company logo, according to a press release.

Ottobock forms new prosthetics team

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01/25/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Members of Ottobock’s marketing, sales and clinical teams have come together to form an upper limb prosthetics team, according to a press release.

Congressman revives bill to repeal Medicare board

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01/24/2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., on Jan. 23 reintroduced a bill to repeal an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) tasked with reining in Medicare spending. The House of Representatives, but not the Senate, passed Roe’s original bill.

NCART video wins award

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01/24/2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. – An educational video released by NCART in 2011 has received an award, according to a letter to members from Executive Director Don Clayback.

Hospital readmissions ‘frequent,’ studies find

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01/23/2013

CHICAGO – A pair of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week explored some of the causes behind high hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries.

Nunn’s HME makes donation to hospital

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01/23/2013

ROME, N.Y. – Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment has donated $10,000 to Rome Memorial Hospital, according to a report from the Rome Observer.

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