Also Noted

UN gives RESNA special status

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08/23/2013

WASHINGTON – RESNA has received special consultative status from the United Nations, allowing the organization to increase its international presence, says President Alex Mihailidis.

UN gives RESNA special status

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08/23/2013

WASHINGTON – RESNA has received special consultative status from the United Nations, allowing the organization to increase its international presence, says President Alex Mihailidis.

Contract suppliers must be enrolled in Medicaid

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08/22/2013

WASHINGTON – Contract suppliers in competitive bidding areas can’t bill dual-eligible beneficiaries for co-pays if they’re not enrolled in the Medicaid program in the relevant state, AAHomecare has notified members in a bulletin.

Hasco Medical reports increased revenue

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08/22/2013

ADDISON, Texas – Hasco Medical, Inc. reported in a shareholder update on Aug. 20 that net revenue for the first half of the year increased $5.5 million compared to the same period last year.

Noridian reports overpayments on PMD rentals

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08/22/2013

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Administrative Services has reported overpayments on some power mobility devices in Round 2 competitive bidding areas. Noridian says the problem stems from a system issue that led to DME MACs paying a higher rate than allowed under the program.

Demand for enteral feeding to grow

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08/21/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – The global market for enteral feeding devices is expected to reach $2.45 billion by 2018 up from $1.64 billion in 2011, according to a new report released Aug. 18 by Transparency Market Research.

Up for review: catheters

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08/21/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, will conduct a service-specific review of certain intermittent catheters (A4351, A4352 and A4353), it announced Aug. 20.

CMS releases off-the-shelf codes

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08/21/2013

BALTIMORE – At long last, CMS has finalized its list of off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics codes. In February 2012, the agency released an initial list and sought public comment.

MAMES supports bid lawsuit

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08/20/2013

STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) has filed an amicus brief in support of a competitive bidding-related lawsuit.

Medtrade highlights retail

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08/20/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – Medtrade will go to new lengths to highlight retail-oriented products at this year’s event, Oct. 8-10. A panel of experts will select five products that will be featured in a conference session called “The Best New HME Retail/Cash Opportunities,” Oct.

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