Also Noted

MAMES conducts survey on audits

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12/03/2012

NORTH STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) is conducting a survey on Medicare audits in light of reports from several members that audits are being denied for technical reasons, not due to Medicare policy.

Reps circulate 'Dear Colleague' letter for MPP

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12/03/2012

WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa., are asking all co-sponsors of H.R. 1041, a bill that would repeal competitive bidding, to sign on to H.R.

NorCal Respiratory buys Intermountain Respiratory

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11/30/2012

REDDING, Calif. – NorCal Respiratory, a provider of sleep apnea and respiratory equipment, recently acquired Intermountain Respiratory from Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills, Calif.

Apria taps new CEO

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11/30/2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has named John Figueroa as its new CEO and chairman of its board of directors, according to a press release. Figueroa will also assume the position of CEO for Apria’s Coram home infusion unit.

CMS posts urgent bid alert

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11/29/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS “strongly urges” bidders to read the financial document requirements in the Round 1 recompete Request for Bids (RFB) instructions and to make sure all documents meet the specific requirements.

van Halem Group, OPGA form partnership

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11/29/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – As part of a new partnership, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) will now refer members who need help with audits, appeal cases, compliance and other issues related to fraud and abuse to the van Halem Group.

Amramp provides ramps for Christmas tree tour

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11/28/2012

WASHINGTON – For the second straight year, Amramp, a provider of wheelchair ramp systems and wheelchair-accessible showers, will provide ramps for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour, according to a press release.

Report: 15 million diagnosed with COPD in US

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11/27/2012

WASHINGTON – Fifteen million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more may have the debilitating condition but don’t know it, according to a government study.

C&C Homecare buys Allcare Medical

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11/27/2012

NEW YORK – C&C Homecare, a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory services based here, has acquired Sayreville, N.J.-based Allcare Medical, according to a press release.

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