Also Noted

Commuter rail eyes seep apnea screening for engineers

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04/24/2014

NEW YORK – A new directive would require Metro-North’s 350 engineers to be tested for sleep apnea, according to news reports.

Blum to exit CMS

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04/23/2014

WASHINGTON – Jonathan Blum is stepping down as director and principal deputy administrator at CMS, according to news reports.

Roche turns around diabetes sales

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04/23/2014

NEW YORK – Roche Diagnostics saw North American diabetes sales of $112 million for the first quarter of 2014, a 13% increase over the same period a year ago, according to news reports.

Med-Care makes CPAP donation

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04/23/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies has donated more than 150 refurbished CPAP machines to the American Sleep Apnea Association’s (ASAA) CPAP Assistance Program.

Trial closes for 3B Medical, ResMed

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04/22/2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. – The trial between 3B Medical/BMC Medical and ResMed concluded on April 17, but a final decision is not expected until December, according to a press release.

BOC unites departments, changes leadership

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04/22/2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has consolidated its organization certification and accreditation departments, strengthening its product delivery and cross-promotion efficiencies, according to a press release.

TENS device hits over-the-counter market

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04/22/2014

BILLINGS, Mont. – ExcelHealth’s new dual-channel electrotherapy TENS device for muscle and joint pain relief is now available without a prescription. The suggested retail price for the iReliev Pain Management System is $69.95.

CMS awards new bid contracts

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04/18/2014

HONOLULU – CMS has awarded new competitive bidding contracts to two local providers in Hawaii: Aloha Medical and American Home Care Systems. To date, just 13 of the 97 providers who accepted contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding were located in Hawaii.

QIC overturns denials

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04/18/2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – Seventy-percent of the denials that U.S.

OIG analysis doesn’t bode well for F2F requirement

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04/18/2014

WASHINGTON – Thirty-two percent of home health claims do not meet face-to-face requirements, according to a

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