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Fewer than half sleep well, study finds

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09/04/2013

WASHINGTON – No matter where you live, a good night’s sleep is hard to find, according to the results of the Sleep Foundation’s 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Among adults ages 25 to 55 in six countries, half or fewer sleep well. The study, released Sept.

Integra Partners snags O&P contract

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09/04/2013

NEW YORK – Integra Partners now provides orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) to members of New York City’s Independence Care Systems (ICS), according to a Sept. 3 press release. ICS operates a nonprofit Medicaid managed long-term care plan in the city.

China surpasses US in prevalence of diabetes, study says

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09/04/2013

CHICAGO – A new study suggests the prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults has risen to 11.6%. Published Sept.

Aeroflow launches CPAP replenishment program

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09/03/2013

ASHVILLE, N.C. – With a new CPAP replenishment program, Aeroflow can help DME companies struggling under competitive bidding to serve patients more productively and cost-effectively, the company stated in a Sept. 3 press release.

Patients in place for ResMed sleep apnea study

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09/03/2013

AMSTERDAM – More than 1,300 patients are signed up for a large study examining the outcomes of heart-failure patients using ResMed’s PaceWave to treat central sleep apnea. ResMed announced Sept.

Sanomedics finishes Prime Time buy

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09/03/2013

MIAMI – Medical technology holding company Sanomedics has completed its acquisition of Largo, Fla.-based Prime Time Medical Inc. for $3.1 million.

Sleep Nation makes 38th buy this year

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08/30/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sleep Nation, Inc., is taking advantage of a changing market by continuing to make acquisitions. The CPAP provider announced Aug. 29 that it has made its 38th purchase this year and the 43rd since its inception in May of 2012.

Shield HealthCare contest opens Sept. 3

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08/30/2013

VALENCIA, Calif. – What makes health care rewarding? Tell Shield HealthCare for a chance to win a gift card and a one-year subscription to Today’s Caregiver Magazine. Shield HealthCare announced its 13th annual caregiver story contest in an Aug. 28 press release.

CMS outlines expedited process for NCDs

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08/29/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced an updated process for new or reconsidered national coverage decisions (NCDs). According to a notice published in Federal Register, CMS will periodically publish on its website the NCDs it proposes to remove and the reasons why.

AAHomecare joins in coding reform effort

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08/29/2013

WASHINGTON – Due to lack of oversight and industry input, AAHomecare believes the current CMS coding system does not accurately describe items and services covered and reimbursed.

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