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Sleep apnea study reaches milestone

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02/18/2014

ANDOVER, Mass. – The Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints Study (SAVE) has enrolled 2,500 patients, Royal Philips, a major sponsor, announced Feb. 18. The patients are spread across seven countries, and 84 hospitals and medical institutions.

House passes sleep apnea bill

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02/14/2014

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Feb. 11 passed a bill that would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to go through a rulemaking process before implementing a new sleep apnea policy. The bill, introduced by Reps.

Colonial Medical forms strategic partnerships

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02/14/2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Colonial Medical Supplies, which was awarded more than 600 contracts in nearly every competitive bidding area (CBA), has become a minority shareholder of Airlife Medical in Auburndale, Fla.

MAC publishes prepay reviews for support surfaces, glucose monitors

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02/13/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The claim error rate for Group 2 pressure reducing support surfaces (E0277) was 74% between July 1, 2013, and Sept. 31, 2013, according to a prepay review by National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B.

People news

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02/13/2014

Owings Mills, Md.-based The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has hired Carrie Green as its marketing manager.

Invacare shifts production out of Canada

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02/12/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close its London, Canada, manufacturing facility by mid-2014, it announced today. The plant produces long-term care beds and case goods.

Better Rest Solutions, EasyBreathe.com partner

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02/11/2014

BOSTON – Better Rest Solutions has partnered with EasyBreathe.com to make its SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaning and Sanitizing Machine available directly to consumers online, the company announced Feb. 11.

Minnesota Medicaid could have saved millions with bid pricing, OIG says

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02/11/2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Medicaid program could have saved an estimated $2.27 million in one year by establishing a DME competitive bidding program similar to Medicare’s, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Verus Healthcare adds plans, makes acquisition

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02/11/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare, formerly Sleep Nation, is now in-network with one of the largest health plans in the country and the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plan, it announced Feb. 11.

Heritage acquires MedCare

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02/10/2014

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Heritage Home Medical Company has purchased MedCare Medical Supply, according to news reports.

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