Also Noted

Study: Walker use increases among baby boomers

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06/14/2013

CHICAGO – A study recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that baby boomers are twice as likely to use an assistive walking device than the generation before them.

NASL joins call to delay bidding program

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) stands behind lawmakers in the House of Representatives who want to delay implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Inogen oxygen concentrator gets high marks

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06/14/2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator has been reviewed by a third-party testing service and named the top performer in several categories, according to a press release.

More lawmakers hold briefings on bid program

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06/13/2013

WASHINGTON – Members of two House committees—Energy and Commerce; and Ways and Means—will meet today at 4 p.m. with representatives from CMS to discuss the competitive bidding program, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.

AAHomecare, PFQC launch complaint hotline

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06/13/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and People for Quality Care (PFQC) are partnering to offer a hotline number for Medicare beneficiaries to log complaints about their access to HME, according to a press release.

Another law firm launches Invacare probe

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06/13/2013

LOS ANGELES – The Law Offices of Todd M. Garber is investigating potential claims against Invacare concerning possible violations of federal securities laws related to the company’s problems with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a press release.

Prodigy teams up with pharmacy

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06/12/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has formed a partnership with Rx ‘n Go, an alternative pharmacy network, to offer fixed price diabetes monitors and test strips, according to a press release.

Analysis: Medicare Advantage enrollment soars

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Medicare Advantage enrollment increased nearly 10% in 2012, and by 30% since 2010, putting enrollment at a record high.

Study: OSA increases risk of sudden cardiac death

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON – A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Medical Specialties Distributors expands

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06/11/2013

STOUGHTON, Mass. – Medical Specialties Distributors (MSD), an alternate-site infusion therapy provider, has acquired Medical Technologies Resources (MTR), a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of infusion pumps and a healthcare billing service, according to a press release.

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