Also Noted

New lawsuit claims Invacare slow to reveal troubles from employees

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09/24/2013

CLEVELAND – A former Invacare employee seeks class action status for a lawsuit she has filed against the company, alleging it failed to inform employees that it was in trouble with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over quality control procedures, Cleveland Business News reports.

Lose weight, use CPAP to control sleep apnea, physicians say

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09/24/2013

PHILADELPHIA – The American College of Physicians says the best way for patients to control obstructive sleep apnea is to maintain a healthy weight and use a CPAP device.

Home Care Medical, staff honored at WAMES convention

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09/23/2013

NEW BERLIN, Wisc. – Home Care Medical is the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES) provider of the year for the second straight year

CGS posts warning for enteral claims

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09/23/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An increasing number of errors in Medicare claims for enteral nutrition have led claims processor CGS to post a reminder on its website about documentation and billing requirements.

Montgomery Medical moves to Authentidate’s Inscrybe

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09/23/2013

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – Pennsylvania-based Montgomery Medical Equipment Company now uses Authentidate’s Inscrybe software for paperless referrals and order management, according to a Sept. 23 news release.

Report: Roche nixes plans to sell diabetes business

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09/20/2013

NEW YORK – Drugmaker Roche Holding AG is pulling back from plans to sell its blood glucose meter business, Reuters reports.

Pride Mobility to distribute Autochair lifts

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09/20/2013

EXETER, Pa. – As part of a new partnership with U.K.-based Autochair, Pride Mobility Products will be the exclusive North American distributor of the Milford Person Lift and Olympian AutoLift, the companies announced Sept. 19.

Global insulin market to hit $40.2B by 2018, report says

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09/19/2013

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The market for insulin and insulin delivery devices, which was $24 billion last year and should reach $25.7 billion this year, will grow significant in the next five years, according to a recent report from BCC Research.

Convaid raises awareness of developmental disabilities

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09/19/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – Wheelchair manufacturer Convaid has formalized its alliance with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles (UCPLA).

Woman indicted for fraudulent air mattress sales

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09/18/2013

PITTSBURGH – A DME saleswoman was indicted Sept. 17 for fraud related to $400,000 she billed to Medicare for air mattress sales prosecutors say were based on false and forged documents.

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