Also Noted

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.

Prodigy teams up with pharmacy

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06/12/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has formed a partnership with Rx ‘n Go, an alternative pharmacy network, to offer fixed price diabetes monitors and test strips, according to a press release.

Analysis: Medicare Advantage enrollment soars

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Medicare Advantage enrollment increased nearly 10% in 2012, and by 30% since 2010, putting enrollment at a record high.

Study: OSA increases risk of sudden cardiac death

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Medical Specialties Distributors expands

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06/11/2013

STOUGHTON, Mass. – Medical Specialties Distributors (MSD), an alternate-site infusion therapy provider, has acquired Medical Technologies Resources (MTR), a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of infusion pumps and a healthcare billing service, according to a press release.

Beacon breaks ground

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06/11/2013

ELKHART, Ind. – Beacon Health System plans to begin construction June 12 on its new general home care building, according to an article from the South Bend Tribune.

Former AAHomecare director joins GMEA

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06/10/2013

PHOENIX – Dan Smith, formerly the director of membership sales and marketing at AAHomecare, has joined Global Medical Equipment of America, according to a press release.

NCART develops funding guide

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06/10/2013

BUFFALO – NCART has created a guide to better secure funding for people in need of standing complex rehab devices, according to a press release.

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