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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.”

Contractor warns of delays with paper claims

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01/14/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, is experiencing delays updating the optical character recognition system it implemented to process CMS-1500 paper claims.

Medicare overpays for VES, report finds

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01/13/2014

BALTIMORE – Medicare payments for vacuum erection systems (VES) are more than twice the amount paid by other payers, such as the Veterans Affairs, and the amount paid by consumers online, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.

CareFusion to pay $40.1M for kickback scheme

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01/13/2014

SAN DIEGO – CareFusion will pay the government $40.1 million to settle, without liability, government allegations that it paid kickbacks and promoted products for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a Jan. 9 release.

IDS opens California lab, expands insurance coverage

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01/10/2014

DECATUR, Ala. – Instant Diagnostic Systems (IDS) has opened a new lab in Valencia, Calif. With the new facility, the in-home diagnostics company is able to expand contract coverage with health insurance plans, according to a release.

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