Also Noted

Lawmakers extend deadline for letter

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06/25/2014

WASHINGTON – The deadline has been extended for the “Dear Colleague” letter asking the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to study the impact

Study: Pharmacists can help reduce hospital readmissions

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06/25/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Hospital readmissions could be reduced by 20% if high-risk patients received counseling and medication management from a community pharmacist, according to a new study from the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

CareTouch offers billing system integration

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06/25/2014

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – CareTouch Communications has enhanced its CareTouch360 platform to communicate with most billing systems.

Inogen makes play in stationary market

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06/24/2014

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a home oxygen concentrator called Inogen At Home.

MEDIchair goes private equity

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06/24/2014

TORONTO – Centric Health has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its MEDIchair and Motion Specialties retail home medical operations to Canadian-based Birch Hill Equity Partners for $50 million.

ResMed CEO sells 3,200 shares

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06/19/2014

NEW YORK – ResMed CEO Michael Farrell sold 3,200 shares of company stock on the open market June 16.

ASP: Brovana sees another increase

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06/19/2014

BALTIMORE – Payment increased for brand-name drug Brovana (J7605) in the third quarter of 2014 to $6.39 per dose, up 25 cents from the previous quarter, according to average sales price (ASP) figures released June 17.

Senior Medicare Patrol saves $9 million

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06/18/2014

WASHINGTON – Medicare/Medicaid recoveries attributed to Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) projects increased 50%, to $9.1 million from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

HME provider faces prison time, fines

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06/18/2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal court jury has found Ahaoma Boniface Ohia, owner of All-Star Medical Supplies, guilty of wire fraud, it was announced June 12.

Wheelchair team gets replacement chairs

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06/18/2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – It’s a happy ending for the wheelchair basketball team Iowa Chairiots. On June 14, the team received 20 new wheelchairs to replace wheelchairs that were stolen back in December.

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