Also Noted

Landauer, Allcare merge

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05/16/2013

PLAINVIEW and MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Two New York-based DME providers, Landauer Metropolitan and Allcare Medical, have agreed to merge operations.

Senate confirms Tavenner as CMS administrator

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05/16/2013

WASHINGTON – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as the first full-fledged administrator for CMS since 2006, according to multiple reports. Senators voted 91-7 to back President Barack Obama’s nominee.

AAHomecare honors advocates

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05/16/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has recognized two HME providers for their contributions to government affairs on behalf of the industry.

Strike Force takedown nets 89 medical professionals

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05/15/2013

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 89 individuals with about $223 million in false billings, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 14.

InnoMed taps new CEO

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05/15/2013

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – InnoMed Technologies has named Ron Richard its new CEO, according to a press release. In the position, Richard will run InnoMed and also oversee its sister companies, Mergenet Medical and RespCare, the release noted.

CCS Medical names interim CEO

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05/15/2013

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – CCS Medical, a provider of DME supplies, appointed Michael Sicuro to be its interim CEO, according to a press release. Sicuro, previously CFO and executive vice president at CCS, replaces retiring President and CEO Dirk Allison.

Audits: AOPA vs. CMS

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05/14/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ­– The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has sued CMS over what it calls “unfair and unauthorized” auditing activities, according to a press release.

ResMed settles with university

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05/14/2013

SAN DIEGO – ResMed agreed to pay the University of Sydney $AU25 million to settle a lengthy legal dispute regarding patent infringement, according to news reports.

Pride/Quantum partner with Comfort Company

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05/14/2013

EXETER, Pa. – A new partnership allows the Comfort Company, a manufacturer of wheelchair seating and positioning products, to sell manual wheelchairs from Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab, according to a press release.

Study links sleep apnea, obesity

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05/13/2013

MADISON, Wis. – A new study suggests that the near 55% increase in sleep apnea cases over the past two decades may be linked to a higher incidence of obesity.

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