Also Noted

Bill takes aim at FAA’s sleep apnea policy

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01/17/2014

WASHINGTON – A bill introduced Jan. 16 in the Senate would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to follow a rulemaking process before changing its sleep apnea policy, according to news reports.

Orthofeet, AADE promote foot health

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01/17/2014

NORTHVALE, N.J. – Specialty footwear maker Orthofeet is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to develop an educational campaign promoting foot health for adults with diabetes, the company announced recently.

CMS reports PECOS-related glitch

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01/16/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

Comparative billing report on CPAP due this month

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01/16/2014

BALTIMORE – eGlobeTech will provide comparative billing reports (CBR) on CPAP devices and accessories to providers in mid-January as part of a contract with CMS.

Study links spinal-cord injuries, sleep apnea

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01/16/2014

DETROIT – Ninety-two percent of patients with spinal-cord injuries sleep poorly and 77% suffer from symptomatic sleep disordered breathing, according to a study published Jan. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Convaid redesigns website

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01/15/2014

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid has launched a redesigned website.

Cushions up for prepayment audit

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01/15/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction C, will implement a prepayment edit for E2603 (skin protection wheelchair seat cushion, any depth, but less than 22 inches wide) and E2622 (adjustable skin protection wheelchair seat cushion, any depth, less than 22 inches wide).

VGM raises $12,000 for stolen wheelchairs

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01/15/2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group dressed down to help the Iowa Chairiots get back on the court. During the week of Dec. 30, employees could pay $10 to dress casually to raise money to replace the team’s stolen wheelchairs.

Ottobock earns state tax credit for expansion plans

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01/14/2014

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is giving Ottobock a $392,000 post-performance tax credit to help the manufacturer add more than 80 jobs at its expanding Salt Lake City facility, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Wheel:Life book provides fundraising tips

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01/14/2014

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users, has published Lisa Wells’ e-book, “10 Fundraiser Ideas to Help People with Disabilities.”

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