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Apria seeks to increase flexibility

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04/02/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria is considering options for refinancing a portion of its debt to increase its financial and operating flexibility, according to a press release.

ZirMed debuts patient estimation solution

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04/02/2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – ZirMed has launched a web-based service that helps providers determine a patient’s financial responsibility prior to providing service or care, according to a press release.

Fastrack teams with IMCO

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04/02/2013

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. – Fastrack Healthcare Systems has become the exclusive billing software provider for members of Independent Medical Co-Op (IMCO), according to a press release. IMCO recently launched a membership group serving independent HME providers.

California woman sentenced for Medicare fraud

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04/01/2013

LOS ANGELES – A district judge has sentenced a Carson, Calif., woman to 13 years in federal prison for her role in an $8 million Medicare fraud case involving illegal kickbacks to marketers and doctors who wrote fraudulent prescriptions, according to a press release from

Study: Sleep apnea linked to behavioral problems in children

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04/01/2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – Children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have higher rates of an array of behavioral problems, a study from the University of Arizona has found.

Mixon releases 'An American Journey'

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03/29/2013

CLEVELAND – Invacare Chairman Mal Mixon has published a book that details his rise from humble beginnings to successful entrepreneur.

City to sue The Scooter Store

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03/29/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The New Braunfels Industrial Development Corp. will be filing a lawsuit to recover “any and all sums owed” from The Scooter Store after the company failed to maintain a certain number of jobs, according to a local radio station.

People news: AAHomecare, OxySure Systems

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03/28/2013

AAHomecare has welcomed two new members to its leadership team for the HME/Respiratory Therapy Council.

CMS launches PMD demo website

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03/28/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, has developed a new website for providers submitting prior authorization requests as part of the PMD demo in seven states.

Stand Up for Homecare raises $50K

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03/28/2013

LAS VEGAS –AAHomecare’s fundraising reception, Stand Up for Homecare, raised more than $50,000 that will go toward awareness and advocacy efforts, according to an association bulletin. The reception, held during Medtrade Spring 2013, drew more than 200 guests.

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