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Report: DME fraud on the rise

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01/30/2013

DES PLAINES, Ill. – There's room to eliminate anywhere from $1.5 billion and $5 billion in DME fraud in a single year, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The reason?

Noridian gets new Medicare contract

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01/30/2013

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Administrative Services has been awarded a new Medicare claims processing contract, according to an article in the Grand Forks Herald.

Sleep HealthCenters closes abruptly

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01/29/2013

BOSTON – Sleep HealthCenters, a sleep testing diagnostics chain, abruptly closed down all 19 of its locations, according to a report from the Boston Globe.

O&P advocates launch auditing initiative

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01/29/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) is spearheading a new initiative designed to help independent orthotic and prosthetic practitioners fight for “greater transparency and oversight of CMS independent audit contractors,” according to a press r

ACHC moves into new headquarters

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01/28/2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has relocated to new headquarters in Cary, N.C., according to a press release. The move marks the end of a two-year building project spearheaded by ACHC board member General Matthew Whittington.

Braden Med acquires HME division

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01/28/2013

CALDWELL, Ohio – Braden Med Services, a provider of HME supplies and services, has acquired the HME and medical supply division of NorthStar Pharmacy, based in Cambridge, Ohio, according to local news reports.

Poll: Majority oppose cutting Medicare to lower deficit

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01/25/2013

WASHINGTON – A new poll found that, while most people support deficit reduction, they want to do it without cutting major social programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

Quantum gets new look

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01/25/2013

EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab, a provider of complex rehab products, has a new company logo, according to a press release.

Ottobock forms new prosthetics team

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01/25/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Members of Ottobock’s marketing, sales and clinical teams have come together to form an upper limb prosthetics team, according to a press release.

Congressman revives bill to repeal Medicare board

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01/24/2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., on Jan. 23 reintroduced a bill to repeal an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) tasked with reining in Medicare spending. The House of Representatives, but not the Senate, passed Roe’s original bill.

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