Also Noted

Brightree, McKesson streamline ordering

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05/30/2014

ATLANTA – As part of a new integrated electronic purchasing program with McKesson, Brightree users can now view item item availability in real time; perform one-touch drop shipments; and receive automatic confirmations, including delivery notifications.

Booth space at Medtrade going fast

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05/30/2014

ATLANTA – Medtrade has already booked most of its booth space for the Oct. 20-23 event in Atlanta, according to show organizers. As of May 29, 93% of space has been booked, and show organizers say they expect the remaining 7% to be sold in the coming months.

OIG report finds jump in redeterminations

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05/29/2014

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors processed 2.9 million redeterminations in 2012, an increase of 33% since 2008, according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) semi-annual report to Congress.

DME MAC releases oxygen, CPAP review data

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05/29/2014

HINGHAM, Mass. – NHIC found a 44% denial rate for oxygen and oxygen equipment as part of a review of claims filed between Jan. 1, 2014, and March 31, 2014.

MetroStar obtains government contract

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05/28/2014

NEW YORK – Metropolitan Home Health Products (MetroStar) has been awarded a Schedule 65 II A medical equipment contract by the General Services Administration (GSA).

CMS updates O&P edits

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05/28/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS has instructed the DME MACs to update programming edits that deny claims for prosthetics and certain custom orthotics when they are furnished by personnel who are not certified orthotists or prosthetists in states where that is a requirement, ac

Sleep apnea: It’s better managed at home, study says

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05/27/2014

SAN DIEGO – Testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and initiating treatment with an APAP device at home vs. in a lab reduces costs and doesn’t negatively impact clinical outcomes, according to a new study.

People for Quality Care launches ‘Dear Medicare’ website

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05/27/2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (P4QC) has launched “Dear Medicare,” a website that features the stories of seniors and people with disabilities who are being negatively impacted by healthcare policies.

Invacare, VGM extend agreement

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05/27/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio, and WATERLOO, Iowa – Invacare and The VGM Group have signed a new multi-year agreement, the companies announced May 27.

Congressman wants supplier feedback on bid program

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05/23/2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, wants to hear from suppliers on the competitive bidding and re-review processes, according to an AAHomecare bulletin.

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