Also Noted

CareCentrix moves headquarters

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01/11/2013

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix Inc., which coordinates home medical equipment and other services, has relocated to Hartford, Conn. The new location, which spans 30,000 square feet, is designed to accommodate CareCentrix’s growing workforce.

AAH: HME spending ‘not out of control’

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01/11/2013

WASHINGTON – New national health expenditures data released by CMS shows that HME continues to shrink as a proportion of total Medicare spending, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

National Incontinence opens new office

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01/10/2013

FULTON, Md. – National Incontinence has moved into a new corporate office in Fulton, Md., according to a press release. The office is three times larger than the company’s original location in Ashton, Md.

Roscoe products to be featured on The Dr. Oz Show

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01/10/2013

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Two pain relief products from Roscoe Medical will appear as “no-pill pain busters” on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show scheduled to air Friday, Jan. 11, the company told HME News.

Convaid employees received child safety certifications

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01/10/2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid is having their business development representatives get nationally certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST), according to a press release.

CMS expands online submissions for PMD demo

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01/09/2013

WASHINGTON – Jurisdictions A, C, and D are now accepting PMD prior authorization requests online through the electronic submissions of Medical Documentation (esMD) system, according to a CMS announcement.

Highest tech honor goes to AirSep developer

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01/09/2013

AMHERST, N.Y. – Norman McCombs, senior vice president of research and development at AirSep, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the U.S. government, according to a press release from SUNY Buffalo, where McCombs is an alumnus.

OIG: Premier submitted 'unsupported' claims for prosthetics

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01/08/2013

WASHINGTON – Of 100 sampled claims for lower limb prosthetics submitted by Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics, a provider based in Creve Coeur, Mo., 43 claims were either not supported or only partially supported, according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Healthcare spending stayed low in 2011

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01/08/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Healthcare spending in the United States grew at a rate of 3.9% in 2011, continuing a recent trend of extremely slow growth, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at CMS, which was published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Healt

RAC hits $1B in corrections

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01/07/2013

NEW YORK – A Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has reached the $1 billion mark in corrections for overpayments and underpayments, according to a press release.

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