Also Noted

Caire signs on new service center

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09/27/2017

BALL GROUND, Ga. – Caire, the manufacturer of the AirSep, Caire and SeQual brands of wearable, portable and stationary oxygen concentrators, has appointed Altra Service Professionals as the authorized service center for its customers in New Jersey and New England.

Hurricane relief: Preferred Homecare, Apria Healthcare step up

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09/27/2017

Phoenix-based Preferred Homecare has donated medical equipment, including wheelchairs and ambulatory aids, to the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project in Houston.

Investment allows StateServ to improve software, expand network

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09/26/2017

TEMPE, Ariz. – StateServ Holdings, a DME provider to hospices and other post-acute care service providers, has received an equity investment from an affiliate of Blue Wolf Capital Partners.

Medtrade: HME Retail Product Awards, Mike Sperduti

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09/26/2017

Medtrade is looking for product submissions for its HME Retail Product Awards. Submitted products must be manufactured by companies that are exhibiting at the show.

Short takes: Computers Unlimited, Dr. Rory Cooper

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09/26/2017

Computers Unlimited launched three new mobile products at its annual users conference in September.

Caire: You can depend on us

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09/22/2017

BALL GROUND, Ga. – Caire, a manufacturer of oxygen concentrators, has launched a new website, www.cairemedical.com, with new branding and content.

Numotion launches remote repair service

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09/22/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion now offers remote service and repair on manual and power wheelchairs. Using a secure, HIPAA-compliant app, a Numotion technician can remotely inspect and diagnose and often resolve issues over the phone through a secure video call.

CMS sets start date for targeted audits

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09/22/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS will expand its Targeted Probe and Educate program to include all of the Medicare Administrative Contractors effective Oct. 1.

People news: Ray Huggenberger

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09/22/2017

Ray Huggenberger has been appointed to the board of directors for Minneapolis-based Tactile Systems Technology. Huggenberger served as Inogen’s CEO from 2008 to February 2017. Previously, he held positions with Sunrise Medical.

Government short takes: CMS, DCHCF

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09/21/2017

A sign-on letter asking CMS to withdraw a CPAP bundling pilot program from the next round of competitive bidding collected 31 signatures, according to AAHomecare. The letter also encourages CMS to prioritize reforms to the bidding program. The letter was spearheaded by a bi-partisan group of legislators that includes Reps. Tim Walberg, R-Minn., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Scott Peters, D-Calif., and Michael Bishop, R-Mich. See the final letter and list of signees here…The District of Columbia Health Care Finance Office will raise reimbursement for competitive bid items to 100% of bid rates starting Oct. 1, according to AAHomecare. Previously, these items had been paid at 80% of Medicare rates. The Maryland-National Capitol Area Homecare Association and AAHomecare advocated for the change.

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