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Wheel:Life launches website for wheelchair community

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02/11/2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Wheel:Life, a global initiative assisting people who use wheelchairs, has launched a new website that will function as an information resource and social community for wheelchair users and their families, according to a press release.

U.S. leads 'telehealth craze'

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02/08/2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The number of patients in the U.S. using telehealth services is set to grow to 1.3 million in 2017 up from 227,000 in 2012, according to a new report from IMS Research. Revenue from telehealth in the U.S.

Obama re-nominates Tavenner to lead CMS

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02/08/2013

WASHINGTON – President Obama yesterday re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner to lead CMS. Tavenner has been the acting administrator of CMS since her first nomination in late 2011.

Harmar opens European office

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02/07/2013

SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar has added an international sales office based in the Netherlands, according to a press release. Richard Koopmans will serve as managing director of Harmar’s European sales office.

ACHC releases payment options for accreditation

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02/07/2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is offering new payment options for providers seeking accreditation for DMEPOS, pharmacy, and sleep lab services, according to a press release.

ResMed CEO sells 400,000 shares

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02/06/2013

SAN DIEGO – ResMed CEO and Executive Chairman Peter Farrell sold 400,000 shares at an average price of $46.98 on Jan. 30, according to an article from Nasdaq.com.

New Mexico sleep center now also a provider

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02/06/2013

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Southwestern Sleep Center, previously just a sleep testing facility, is now also a provider of CPAP devices and supplies, according to a press release.

Study: Diabetes Health Plan offers reduced costs

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02/06/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A two-year study from UnitedHealthcare found that Diabetes Health Plan (DHP) participants saw reduced costs compared to that of a control group, according to a press release.

Neighborhood Diabetes passes test

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02/05/2013

WOBURN, Mass. – For calendar year 2010, Neighborhood Diabetes submitted claims for testing supplies without the KL modifier in accordance with Medicare billing requirements, according to a review conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Doctor, HME provider guilty of wheelchair scam

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02/05/2013

SAN DIEGO – A medical doctor and the owner of an HME company have both pled guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of more than $1 million, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.

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