Also Noted

Sleep Nation launches live call service

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05/17/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sleep Nation, a provider of CPAP supplies, has bundled its call center, insurance eligibility and fulfillment teams into a live call service for providers, according to a press release.

CMS adds three new DME codes

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05/17/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has added three new codes for custom DME, according to an announcement.

Invacare supports wheelchair games

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05/17/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will sponsor the Buckeye Wheelchair Games, scheduled for May 16-18 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, according to a press release.

Landauer, Allcare merge

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05/16/2013

PLAINVIEW and MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Two New York-based DME providers, Landauer Metropolitan and Allcare Medical, have agreed to merge operations.

Senate confirms Tavenner as CMS administrator

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05/16/2013

WASHINGTON – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as the first full-fledged administrator for CMS since 2006, according to multiple reports. Senators voted 91-7 to back President Barack Obama’s nominee.

AAHomecare honors advocates

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05/16/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has recognized two HME providers for their contributions to government affairs on behalf of the industry.

Strike Force takedown nets 89 medical professionals

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05/15/2013

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 89 individuals with about $223 million in false billings, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 14.

InnoMed taps new CEO

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05/15/2013

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – InnoMed Technologies has named Ron Richard its new CEO, according to a press release. In the position, Richard will run InnoMed and also oversee its sister companies, Mergenet Medical and RespCare, the release noted.

CCS Medical names interim CEO

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05/15/2013

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – CCS Medical, a provider of DME supplies, appointed Michael Sicuro to be its interim CEO, according to a press release. Sicuro, previously CFO and executive vice president at CCS, replaces retiring President and CEO Dirk Allison.

Audits: AOPA vs. CMS

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05/14/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has sued CMS over what it calls “unfair and unauthorized” auditing activities, according to a press release.

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