Also Noted

VGM Group inks agreement with Benefits365

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06/18/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has signed an agreement with Benefits365, a company that helps HME providers convert beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage plans, according to a press release.

Diabetes Care Club preps for national mail-order program

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06/18/2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – With the start date closing in on the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, Diabetes Care Club is ramping up its operations and product offerings to prepare for an expected increase in patients, according to a press release.

BioScrip buys CarePoint Partners

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06/17/2013

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip has agreed to acquire CarePoint Partners for $223 million, bringing together two of the major players in home infusion therapy, according to a press release.

Mediware acquires Fastrack

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06/17/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems is buying Fastrack Healthcare Systems, providing a boost to its existing Alternate Care Solutions product portfolio, according to a letter to customers.

Study: Walker use increases among baby boomers

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06/14/2013

CHICAGO – A study recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that baby boomers are twice as likely to use an assistive walking device than the generation before them.

NASL joins call to delay bidding program

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) stands behind lawmakers in the House of Representatives who want to delay implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Inogen oxygen concentrator gets high marks

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06/14/2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator has been reviewed by a third-party testing service and named the top performer in several categories, according to a press release.

More lawmakers hold briefings on bid program

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06/13/2013

WASHINGTON – Members of two House committees—Energy and Commerce; and Ways and Means—will meet today at 4 p.m. with representatives from CMS to discuss the competitive bidding program, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

AAHomecare, PFQC launch complaint hotline

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06/13/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and People for Quality Care (PFQC) are partnering to offer a hotline number for Medicare beneficiaries to log complaints about their access to HME, according to a press release.

Another law firm launches Invacare probe

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06/13/2013

LOS ANGELES – The Law Offices of Todd M. Garber is investigating potential claims against Invacare concerning possible violations of federal securities laws related to the company’s problems with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a press release.

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