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Kolacinski joins Home Health Depot

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10/23/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Erik Kolacinski is the new area vice president of Home Health Depot’s Complex Rehab Division, the company announced Oct. 21

Government announces $12M Medicare fraud settlement

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10/23/2013

NEW ORLEANS – Robert Shea and Mark Franz, owners of a pair of Kansas-based diabetic supply companies, will pay the government $7 million to settle allegations of fraud, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., announced Oct. 22.

Sunrise’s Quickie IRIS celebrates 10 years

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10/23/2013

FRESNO, Calif. – It’s been a decade since Sunrise Medical introduced a wheelchair that rotates in space around the user’s center of gravity without the use of gas springs, the company recently announced.

Survey respondents could win trip to Medtrade

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10/22/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – Medtrade has wrapped up 2013 and is looking ahead to 2014.

Reviews underway for oxygen, neb meds

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10/22/2013

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian, the Jurisdiction D DME MAC is conducting prepayment reviews of oxygen and oxygen equipment claims, and compliance reviews of neb-med claims.

Mobility notes: 101 Mobility honored, VMI sponsors MD event

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10/22/2013

WILMINGTON, N.C. and PHOENIX, Ariz.– Mobility providers are being recognized this week for their support of those with physical disabilities.

Resource center will make sleep studies available to researchers

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10/21/2013

BETHESDA, Md. – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will use a $7.7 million grant to create the National Sleep Research Resource, Sleep Review reported Oct. 20.

Hart Medical gains affiliates

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10/21/2013

DETROIT – Two Michigan hospital-based systems and an affiliate of Center Line, Mich.-based Binson’s Home Health Centers have agreed to merge, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

Pastor sentenced to seven years for Medicare fraud

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10/21/2013

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a medical equipment supply company has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for a power wheelchair scam that defrauded Medicare out of $11 million, according to local news reports.

Obama signs sleep apnea bill

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10/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Federal standards regarding sleep disorders—sleep apnea in particular—among commercial drivers must be developed through a rulemaking process, according to legislation President Obama signed into law on Oct. 15.

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