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DME MAC puts nebulizers under review

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11/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – National Government Services, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, plans to conduct a widespread prepayment review of nebulizers, related drugs, accessories and dispensing fees, it announced Oct. 29.

Ottobock’s Paralympics campaign wins award

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11/01/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Ottobock’s London “Passion for Paralympics” campaign has won the 2013 Econ Award for public relations excellence, the company announced Oct. 29.

Convaid donates wheelchairs, parts

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11/01/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – Wheelchair manufacturer Convaid recently donated four pallets of wheelchairs and parts to UCP Wheels for Humanity, the company announced Oct. 29.

AAH formalizes Manufacturers Work Group

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10/31/2013

WASHINGTON –AAHomecare has formalized its Manufacturers Work Group, the association stated in a recent bulletin.

CMS lowers interest rates

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10/31/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced a 0.5% decrease in the interest rate on Medicare overpayments and underpayments, according to a recent AAHomecare bulletin.

Yoga may help lung function in COPD patients, study says

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10/31/2013

CHICAGO – People turn to yoga for relaxation, strength and flexibility, but according to a recent study, the ancient practice may have another benefit—improving lung function in COPD patients.

Eternity Healthcare, GMEA to merge

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10/30/2013

PHOENIX and VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Eternity Healthcare, a medical device company, announced Oct. 30 that its plans to acquire Global Medical Equipment of America (GMEA), a holding company focused on medical equipment, supplies and accessories.

Theravent hits milestone in sleep disorder treatment

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10/30/2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Theravent’s sleep apnea treatments have now been used for more than 4.5 million nights, the company announced Oct. 29.

People news: Nonin, CareTouch

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10/30/2013

Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical has appointed Richard Eagle vice president of sales.

Judge tosses Scooter Store lawsuit

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10/29/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Senior U.S. District Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth has tossed a lawsuit filed by former employees of The Scooter Store seeking damages over the falling value of their stock ownership plan, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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