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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.

Margolis to retire from NRRTS

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07/25/2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS Executive Director Simon Margolis will retire Aug. 30, the registry announced July 24. He will stay on as a part-time consultant through the end of the year.

CMS backpedals on overpayments

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07/24/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS has backed off collecting overpayments for beneficiaries who may have received items or services while they were incarcerated, either in a facility or on supervised release.

NSG to review nebulizers

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07/24/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services (NSG), the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, will initiate a widespread prepayment review of nebulizers (E0570), related drugs, accessories and dispensing fees, it announced in a recent message.

Provider warns of security breach

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07/24/2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The new owner of San Jose Medical Supply has begun notifying current and former customers that their personal information was breached in 2011, according to local news reports.

Drive Medical agrees to hold back two masks

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07/23/2013

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical announced today (July 23) that it has agreed to stop importing and selling certain CPAP masks as part of a consent order approved July 19 by the International Trade Commission (ITC).

ABC Home Medical invests $1M to expand

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07/23/2013

EXTON, Pa. – ABC Home Medical has relocated its national headquarters and customer service center to a 13,000-square-foot office complex in Exton, Pa., according to an article in Area Development Online.

OIG identifies $6M in prostheses that don’t meet requirements

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07/23/2013

WASHINGTON – CGS Administrators paid $6 million for 4,260 lines of service for lower limb prostheses in 2010 and 2011 that did not meet local coverage determination (LCD) requirements, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.

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