Also Noted

Rep. Welch introduces diabetes bill

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07/29/2013

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., on July 26 introduced H.R. 2845, a bill that would allow community pharmacies to deliver diabetes supplies to Medicare beneficiaries.

People news: Karen Collishaw, Michael Clark

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07/29/2013

The board of directors of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) has selected Karen Collishaw as president and CEO.

DHS expands into two bid areas

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07/26/2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dynamic Healthcare Services (DHS) announced July 25 that it was awarded contracts to service oxygen patients in the northern New Jersey and Huntington-Ashland (WV-KY-OH) competitive bidding areas as part of Round 2 of the program.

Stakeholders donate to fund to stop bidding

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07/26/2013

WASHINGTON – Eleven stakeholders have contributed to AAHomecare’s “STOP Competitive Bidding Fund,” the association reported in a July 24 bulletin.

People news: Wayne Merdinger, Dave Bargmann

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07/26/2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. ­– MK Battery has promoted Wayne Merdinger to executive vice president & general manager.

MetroStar launches social media presence

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07/25/2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – MetroStar Home Health Products now has Facebook and Twitter pages that give customers another way to communicate with the company. MetroStar plans to post daily health tips and facts on social media.

CMS announces improvements to PECOS system

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07/25/2013

WASHIINGTON – Various improvements, including validation checks, have been implemented for the Internet-based PECOS system, according to a CMS announcement.

Margolis to retire from NRRTS

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07/25/2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS Executive Director Simon Margolis will retire Aug. 30, the registry announced July 24. He will stay on as a part-time consultant through the end of the year.

CMS backpedals on overpayments

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07/24/2013

BALTIMORE – CMS has backed off collecting overpayments for beneficiaries who may have received items or services while they were incarcerated, either in a facility or on supervised release.

NSG to review nebulizers

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07/24/2013

WASHINGTON – National Government Services (NSG), the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, will initiate a widespread prepayment review of nebulizers (E0570), related drugs, accessories and dispensing fees, it announced in a recent message.

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