Also Noted

Pre-show schedule now includes online marketing seminar

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07/30/2013

ORLANDO – There’s a new pre-show seminar scheduled for Medtrade: Marketing consultants Lisa Wells and Anna McDevitt will present “Keeping your business ahead of the digital curve” on Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

MACs join forces to reduce denials

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07/30/2013

WASHINGTON – The Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractors have formed a task force to educate on national issues of concern regarding improper payment errors, they have announced.

Invacare sheds another biz

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07/29/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close Roadrunner Mobility by the end of this year, according to Lara Mahoney, director of investor relations and corporate communications.

Rep. Welch introduces diabetes bill

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07/29/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., on July 26 introduced H.R. 2845, a bill that would allow community pharmacies to deliver diabetes supplies to Medicare beneficiaries.

People news: Karen Collishaw, Michael Clark

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07/29/2013

The board of directors of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) has selected Karen Collishaw as president and CEO.

DHS expands into two bid areas

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07/26/2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dynamic Healthcare Services (DHS) announced July 25 that it was awarded contracts to service oxygen patients in the northern New Jersey and Huntington-Ashland (WV-KY-OH) competitive bidding areas as part of Round 2 of the program.

Stakeholders donate to fund to stop bidding

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07/26/2013

WASHINGTON – Eleven stakeholders have contributed to AAHomecare’s “STOP Competitive Bidding Fund,” the association reported in a July 24 bulletin.

People news: Wayne Merdinger, Dave Bargmann

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07/26/2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. ­– MK Battery has promoted Wayne Merdinger to executive vice president & general manager.

MetroStar launches social media presence

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07/25/2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – MetroStar Home Health Products now has Facebook and Twitter pages that give customers another way to communicate with the company. MetroStar plans to post daily health tips and facts on social media.

CMS announces improvements to PECOS system

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07/25/2013

WASHIINGTON – Various improvements, including validation checks, have been implemented for the Internet-based PECOS system, according to a CMS announcement.

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