Also Noted

Royal Philips promotes Brent Shafer

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02/05/2014

ANDOVER, Mass. – Brent Shafer has been named CEO of Philips North America.

Conference call, webinar set for audit forum

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02/04/2014

WASHINGTON – Those unable to attend the Feb. 12 Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Medicare Appellant Forum may now register to listen in through a conference call or webinar.

Perry Home Medical Supply closes doors

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02/04/2014

PRINCETON, Ill. – Perry Memorial Hospital is closing the Perry Home Medical Supply store, citing changes in Medicare reimbursement, according to news reports.

BOC, MED to highlight certification at Medtrade Spring

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02/04/2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) and The MED Group are teaming up to present a workshop on the Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) certification at Medtrade Spring.

Invacare amends credit agreement

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02/03/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has amended its credit agreement, giving the company more flexibility on its maximum leverage ratio financial covenant through Sept. 30, 2014, according to an announcement.

BioScrip sells home health business

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02/03/2014

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip plans to sell its home health business, Deaconess HomeCare, to LHC Group for $60 million in cash, the company announced Feb. 3.

Home healthcare market to hit $130.4B in 2017, report says

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02/03/2014

DUBLIN – The North American home healthcare market, valued at $90.9 billion in 2012, is expected to grow to $130.4 billion by 2017, according to a new Research and Markets report.

High denial rate for power wheelchairs

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01/31/2014

INDIANAPOLIS - National Government Services denied 79.8% of power wheelchair claims between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 because paperwork failed to demonstrate beneficiaries’ needs, according to a recent bulletin.

Pennsylvania pharmacy adds medical equipment

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01/31/2014

HONESDALE, Pa. –Wayne Health Pharmacy and Medical Equipment is hosting an official opening Feb. 14, offering health presentations, foot screenings and information on breathing devices.

New device alleviates COPD symptoms

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01/31/2014

LONDON – Researchers at London’s Western University have tested the Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy System and say it improves COPD therapy, reducing breathlessness in patients, product developers say.

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