Also Noted

CMS issues face-to-face reminder to docs

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02/27/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS has released a “Dear Physician” letter reminding doctors they must conduct face-to-face examinations within six months of ordering certain DME items prescribed on or after July 1, 2013.

NovaSom joins ASAA roundtable

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02/27/2014

GLEN BURNIE, Md. – NovaSom, provider of the AccuSom home sleep test, has joined the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) industry roundtable, according to a release.

Gov’t agrees to re-examine ResMed patents

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02/26/2014

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to re-examine five ResMed patents in response to challenges filed by Apex Medical, the manufacturer has announced.

Changing of the guard at ACU-Serve

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02/26/2014

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – ACU-Serve Co-founder Jim Knight is now CEO, the billing and collection service company has announced. Co-founders Angie Barone and Tim Barone have left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Aeroflow expands into South Carolina

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02/25/2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has acquired Easley, S.C.-based Air-Care Home Health, extending its footprint into Greenville, Spartanburg and surrounding areas.

Obama proposes cut to Medicare Advantage

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02/25/2014

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has proposed cutting reimbursements rates for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by 1.9% in 2015, Kaiser Health News reports.

CMS to test ICD-10 claims

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02/24/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to conduct testing of ICD-10 billing submissions across a wide range of fee-for-service providers.

RESNA announces conference speakers

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02/24/2014

WASHINGTON – Former Indy 500 driver Sam Schmidt, founder of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, will open RESNA’s “Racing Towards Excellence in AT” conference.

Philips Respironics recalls 600 vents

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02/20/2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics initiated a worldwide recall of 600 Trilogy Ventilators, models 100, 200 and 202, according to a Feb. 19 release.

ResMed founder named to CONNECT Hall of Fame

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02/20/2014

SAN DIEGO – ResMed Founder Peter Farrell has been inducted into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame for his work in sleep and respiratory medicine, the company announced Feb. 19.

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