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Congressman revives bill to repeal Medicare board

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01/24/2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., on Jan. 23 reintroduced a bill to repeal an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) tasked with reining in Medicare spending. The House of Representatives, but not the Senate, passed Roe’s original bill.

NCART video wins award

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01/24/2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. – An educational video released by NCART in 2011 has received an award, according to a letter to members from Executive Director Don Clayback.

Hospital readmissions ‘frequent,’ studies find

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01/23/2013

CHICAGO – A pair of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week explored some of the causes behind high hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries.

Nunn’s HME makes donation to hospital

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01/23/2013

ROME, N.Y. – Nunn’s Home Medical Equipment has donated $10,000 to Rome Memorial Hospital, according to a report from the Rome Observer.

Telehealth to expand rapidly over next five years, study says

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01/22/2013

NORTHAMPTON, U.K. – By 2017, the number of patients remotely monitored by their healthcare provider is expected to balloon to 1.8 million patients worldwide, according to a new study from InMedica, a medical technology research division of IMS Research.

Invacare sets call for fourth quarter results

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01/22/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 before the market opens on Friday, Feb. 8, according to a press release.

IAMES hires administrative management service

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01/22/2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The board of directors of the Illinois Association for Medical Equipment Services (IAMES) has hired Dublin, Ohio-based Select Association Management (SAM) to provide administrative services, according to a press release.

Invacare completes sale of ISG

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01/21/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has completed the sale of its medical supplies unit, Invacare Supply Group, to AssuraMed, according to a press release.

Online provider adds nutritional supplements to offerings

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01/21/2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Online provider Disposable Medical Express is complementing its current product line of incontinence products and medical supplies with a host of nutritional supplements, according to a press release.

Maryland man sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Uche Ben Odunzeh of Laurel, Md., was sentenced Jan. 16 to 19 months in prison for a federal charge stemming from the submission of more than $600,000 in false healthcare claims, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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