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COPD mortality tied to poverty, study says

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12/30/2013

LONDON – Mortality rates among COPD patients in low-income countries are linked more to poverty than the prevalence of smoking, according to a new international study published in Thorax.

FAA puts sleep apnea policy on hold

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12/27/2013

FREDERICK, Md. – Faced with stiff opposition from some pilot groups, lawmakers and physicians, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put on hold plans to test all overweight pilots for sleep apnea, according to news reports.

Bruno, Advanced Rehab grant wish

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12/27/2013

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. – Bruno Independent Living Aids is donating a “Joey” platform lift to Sam Wedig, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy.

101 Mobility opens in Sarasota

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12/27/2013

SARASOTA, Fla. – Chuck Vollmer has opened a 101 Mobility location in Sarasota, Fla., where senior citizens make up one-third of the population. 101 Mobility sells, services and installs a complete line of mobility and accessibility products and equipment.

VGM raises money to replace stolen wheelchairs

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12/26/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is helping to raise money to replace sports wheelchairs belonging to the Iowa Chairiots, a wheelchair basketball team. Sometime over the weekend of Dec.

Liberator Medical reports revenues of $69.1M

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12/26/2013

STUART, Fla. – Net sales for Liberator Medical Holdings were up 13.4% and operating income was up 173% in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2013, the company announced Dec. 23. Net sales were about $69.1 million; operating income was about $11.8 million.

Mediware launches outreach programs

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12/26/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems will offer whitepapers, studies, surveys, testimonials, webinars and other resources throughout 2014, the company announced Dec. 24. First up: a Jan.

DME MAC clarifies face-to-face requirement

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – The delay in enforcing the requirement for face-to-face exams does not apply to the requirement for written orders prior to delivery, CGS clarified in a recent bulletin.

DME MACs remind physicians of PECOS rules

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12/20/2013

BALTIMORE – Beginning Jan. 6, CMS will withhold payments to providers who provide DMEPOS prescribed by physicians not enrolled in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), the four DME MACs reiterated in a letter to physicians this month.

VGM launches survey of referral sources

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12/20/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is conducting a survey of referral sources to document discharge problems related to competitive bidding.

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