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Convaid launches contest

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03/04/2015

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid has launched a Convaid Care Contest to bring together special needs families to answer the question, “What do you wish you had known at the time of your child’s diagnosis?” Three entrants will win a new accessory for their child.

Patient Home Monitoring to acquire company in Virginia

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03/03/2015

LOS ANGELES – Patient Home Monitoring has executed a letter of intent to acquire a $5 million healthcare company in Virginia that offers home accessibility products like patient lifts.

Virginia association announces 2015 lineup

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03/03/2015

GLEN ALLEN, Va. – The Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies announced its officers for 2015 at its winter meeting in late February.

CMS discriminates against doctors of podiatric medicine, council says

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02/27/2015

ATLANTA – The AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement on Feb. 25 calling on Congress to enact legislation to recognize doctors of podiatric medicine as “physicians” in Title XIX of the Social Security Act governing Medicaid.

Midwest Medical hosts Sen. Thune

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02/27/2015

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Midwest Medical, a member of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services, hosted a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Feb. 19 to discuss concerns over the impact of competitive bidding in rural areas.

Insulet reports increase in revenues

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02/27/2015

BILLERICA, Mass. – Insulet reported revenues of $72.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, a 6% increase compared to the same period in 2013. It reported a net loss of $5.4 million vs. $2.5 million.

Bill would expand who can document face-to-face exam

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02/26/2015

WASHINGTON – Tucked into a new bill is a provision that would expand who can document face-to-face exams for DME to include nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

CMS calls first week of ICD-10 testing a ‘success’

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02/26/2015

BALTIMORE ­­– Approximately 660 providers and billing companies participated in the first week of end-to-end testing for the new ICD-10 coding, CMS announced this week. Of the nearly 15,000 test claims submitted Jan. 26–Feb.

Universal Software, CollectPlus continue integration

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02/26/2015

DAVISON, Mich. – Universal Software Solutions has further integrated the company’s Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS) with CollectPlus, a billing and collection service powered by A/R Allegiance Group.

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