Also Noted

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.

Does mail-order program meet requirement?

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06/17/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS may want to consider whether subsequent rounds of its national mail-order program for diabetes supplies meet a 50% requirement outlined in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA).

Performance Health buys TheraPearl

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06/17/2014

AKRON, Ohio – Performance Health, the manufacturer behind TheraBand, Biofreeze, Perform, Cramer, Bon Vital and Hygenic branded products, has acquired TheraPearl, a creator of hot and cold therapy products.

Aeroflow updates website

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06/17/2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow has launched a new website that makes it easier for customers to find information on products and services.

‘Dear Colleague’ letter calls for review of bid program

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06/13/2014

WASHINGTON – A “Dear Colleague” letter circulating through Congress calls on the Office of Inspector General to review the competitive bidding program before its 2016 expansion, according to a VGM bulletin.

Medtrade registration opens June 16

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06/13/2014

ATLANTA – Registration for Medtrade will open June 16.

Special forum to address prior authorization expansion

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06/13/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on June 17 to discuss its plans to expand prior authorizations for PMDs to 12 additional states and to implement prior authorizations for certain DME nationwide.

Pride Mobility, Navitas offer financing program

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06/12/2014

EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products has partnered with Navitas Lease Corp. to offer providers a new financing program.

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