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Patients in place for ResMed sleep apnea study

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09/03/2013

AMSTERDAM – More than 1,300 patients are signed up for a large study examining the outcomes of heart-failure patients using ResMed’s PaceWave to treat central sleep apnea. ResMed announced Sept.

Sanomedics finishes Prime Time buy

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09/03/2013

MIAMI – Medical technology holding company Sanomedics has completed its acquisition of Largo, Fla.-based Prime Time Medical Inc. for $3.1 million.

Sleep Nation makes 38th buy this year

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08/30/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sleep Nation, Inc., is taking advantage of a changing market by continuing to make acquisitions. The CPAP provider announced Aug. 29 that it has made its 38th purchase this year and the 43rd since its inception in May of 2012.

Shield HealthCare contest opens Sept. 3

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08/30/2013

VALENCIA, Calif. – What makes health care rewarding? Tell Shield HealthCare for a chance to win a gift card and a one-year subscription to Today’s Caregiver Magazine. Shield HealthCare announced its 13th annual caregiver story contest in an Aug. 28 press release.

CMS outlines expedited process for NCDs

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08/29/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced an updated process for new or reconsidered national coverage decisions (NCDs). According to a notice published in Federal Register, CMS will periodically publish on its website the NCDs it proposes to remove and the reasons why.

AAHomecare joins in coding reform effort

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08/29/2013

WASHINGTON – Due to lack of oversight and industry input, AAHomecare believes the current CMS coding system does not accurately describe items and services covered and reimbursed.

Drive Medical aids in breast cancer fight

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08/28/2013

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise money to fight breast cancer, it announced Aug. 27.

Golden Technologies adds sales manager

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08/28/2013

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies has hired Michael Scarsella as its Northeast regional sales manager, it announced yesterday.

Fisher & Paykel improves forecast

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08/27/2013

IRVINE, Calif. – With new products boosting sales and widening margins, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has raised its earnings, according to news reports. The company will likely have a profit of $90 million to $95 million for the year ending March 31.

Inappropriate, questionable billing for test strips, says OIG

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08/27/2013

WASHINGTON – Medicare inappropriately allowed $6 million in claims for diabetes test strips in 2011, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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