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Mediware launches outreach programs

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12/26/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems will offer whitepapers, studies, surveys, testimonials, webinars and other resources throughout 2014, the company announced Dec. 24. First up: a Jan.

DME MAC clarifies face-to-face requirement

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – The delay in enforcing the requirement for face-to-face exams does not apply to the requirement for written orders prior to delivery, CGS clarified in a recent bulletin.

DME MACs remind physicians of PECOS rules

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – Beginning Jan. 6, CMS will withhold payments to providers who provide DMEPOS prescribed by physicians not enrolled in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), the four DME MACs reiterated in a letter to physicians this month.

VGM launches survey of referral sources

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12/20/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is conducting a survey of referral sources to document discharge problems related to competitive bidding.

CMS updates DMEPOS fee schedule

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12/19/2013

BALTIMORE – Providers will see a tiny bump in the 2014 Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule.

Medcline reflux treatment sells through ApriaDirect

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12/19/2013

SAN DIEGO – Amenity Health’s Medcline Reflux Relief System, a sleep-positioning device to treat nighttime gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), is now available through Apria Direct online, the company announced Dec. 18.

PHM on course for record revenue, profit growth

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12/19/2013

SAN FRANCISCO – Patient Home Monitoring, a company servicing patients with chronic diseases, expects to meet record revenue and EBITA figures for the quarter ending Dec. 31, according to a Dec. 18 news release.

Numotion expands in South Carolina

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12/18/2013

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Numotion has acquired the rehab division of Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Southeastern Health Plus, the company announced Dec. 18.

CMS changes rule to combat mail-order waste

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12/18/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Effective Jan. 1, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans must obtain consent from beneficiaries or their caregivers before filling or refilling prescriptions, according to a Dec. 17 bulletin from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

With CareTouch, Argosy’s reorder rate soars

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12/18/2013

DENVER – By teaming up with CareTouch Communications, Argosy Group has realized a 78% reorder rate, CareTouch announced Dec. 18.

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