Also Noted

Amramp provides ramps for Christmas tree tour

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11/28/2012

WASHINGTON – For the second straight year, Amramp, a provider of wheelchair ramp systems and wheelchair-accessible showers, will provide ramps for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour, according to a press release.

Report: 15 million diagnosed with COPD in US

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11/27/2012

WASHINGTON – Fifteen million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more may have the debilitating condition but don’t know it, according to a government study.

C&C Homecare buys Allcare Medical

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11/27/2012

NEW YORK – C&C Homecare, a provider of home medical equipment and respiratory services based here, has acquired Sayreville, N.J.-based Allcare Medical, according to a press release.

HIDA endorses MPP

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11/26/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is urging all members, in light of concerns about enteral patients, to support H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the current competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).

Error rate hits 95% for diabetic shoes

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11/26/2012

WASHINGTON – Ninety-five percent of claims for therapeutic shoes for persons with diabetes were denied in the third quarter of 2012, according to a prepayment review conducted by National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B.

GMEA picks up three providers in Florida

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11/21/2012

PHOENIX – Global Medical Equipment of America (GMEA) announced in November that it has acquired Premier Home Healthcare, Ponce Home Medical Equipment and Bayonet Point, all based in Florida.

NIH survey: COPD rises, awareness falls

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11/20/2012

WASHINGTON – Although the number of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise, awareness has returned to 2008 levels, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Medicare premiums to rise in 2013

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11/20/2012

WASHINGTON – The monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which covers home medical equipment, will increase 5% in 2013, from $99.90 to $104.90, CMS announced Nov. 16.

The Audit Team assists providers affected by Sandy

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11/19/2012

CANTON, Ohio – The Audit Team is offering providers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy free and significantly reduced fees for the next 60 days.

Provider shares retail successes in new book

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11/19/2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Michael Kuller’s book “The Next Step—Retail Home Medical Equipment” is now available for purchase.

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