Also Noted

Prism Medical buys Medcare’s manufacturing assets

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12/11/2012

TORONTO – Prism Medical, a DME provider based here that focuses on mobility equipment and services, recently acquired the manufacturing assets of Medcare Products for $10 million in cash, according to a press release.

Sleep Nation buys five DME providers

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12/11/2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Sleep Nation, a provider of CPAP equipment, recently acquired five DME companies, according to a press release. The move reflects the company’s strategy of further expansion into the sleep apnea market through acquisitions, it stated.

Reinforce use of prepayment edits, GAO says

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12/10/2012

WASHINGTON – Use of prepayment edits saved Medicare at least $1.76 billion in fiscal year 2010, but they could have saved even more had they been more widely used, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

GAO labels Medicaid auditing process 'inefficient'

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12/10/2012

WASHINGTON – The Medicaid Integrity Group’s (MIG’s) hiring of separate review and audit contractors was “inefficient and led to duplication because key functions were performed by both entities,” according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Nobel Prize winner, MPP supporter gives lecture

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12/07/2012

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – An economics professor at Harvard University who co-signed a letter in support of a bill to establish a market-pricing program (MPP) will deliver his Nobel Prize lecture Dec. 8, according to an AMEPA newsletter.

Hanger buys two O&P companies

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12/06/2012

AUSTIN, Texas ­– Hanger, Inc., a provider and distributor of orthotics and prosthetics products, recently acquired Faith Prosthetic-Orthotic Services and SCOPe Orthotics & Prosthetics, according to a press release.

ResMed mulls move

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12/06/2012

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is evaluating whether it should move its headquarters out of California, according to news reports.

Bruno supports campaign for paralyzed veterans

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12/05/2012

PHOENIX – For Veterans Day, Bruno Independent Living Aids, along with three other mobility companies, teamed up to support Pennzoil’s “Long Love Cars” campaign, an initiative in which three paralyzed veterans received specially adapted vehicles, according to a press relea

Fisher & Paykel reels in two awards

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12/05/2012

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. – Two Fisher & Paykel products won design awards at the iF (International Forum) Design Awards in Germany in late November: the Optiflow Junior nasal cannula and the Pilairo nasal pillow mask.

ATG Rehab buys Medical Specialty Supply

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12/04/2012

ROCKY HILL, Conn., and OKLAHOMA CITY – ATG Rehab recently acquired the complex rehab business segment of Medical Specialty Supply, an Oklahoma City-based provider of specialized and custom designed power and manual wheelchairs, seating equipment and more, according to a p

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