Also Noted

ResMed expands research facility

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09/21/2012

DUBLIN – ResMed plans to add 50 new jobs to its research, development and innovation facility, according to reports.

Progressive Care retains investor

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09/21/2012

MIAMI – Progressive Care, a provider of pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment, announced its plans to retain Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 as its United States investor and public relations representative, according to reports.

AAHomecare pushes strategic plan

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09/20/2012

Washington – The AAHomecare board of directors met last week to review progress and advance a long-term strategic plan.

Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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09/20/2012

WASHINGTON – Sept. 22 is “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day,” and HME providers should take the opportunity to alert their local media and highlight the role they play in preventing falls, says AAHomecare.

Former HME provider pleads guilty to fraud

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09/19/2012

LAFAYETTE, La. – The former owner of a home medical equipment company has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, according to an Associated Press article.

Medicare Advantage enrollment projected to increase

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09/19/2012

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in the Medicare Advantage program is projected to increase by 11% in the next year, according to an announcement today from Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary.

Medicare pays out billions for 'upcoding'

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09/18/2012

WASHINGTON – Doctors and other medical professionals have added $11 billion or more to fees for Medicare beneficiaries over the last decade through “upcoding,” according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity.

Obstructive sleep apnea increases cardio risk in elderly

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09/18/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), if left untreated in the elderly, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, according to research published Sept. 13 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Oxygen LCD gets updated

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09/14/2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction C, posted changes to the local coverage determination (LCD) for oxygen on Sept. 13.

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