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Large number of vets not receiving follow-up care for their sleep apnea, OIG says


WASHINGTON – The Veterans Health Administration is at risk of potentially spending $261.3 million over the next five years on sleep apnea devices and supplies that veterans will not use, according to the Office of Inspector General.

VA taps SoftWheel for shock absorption system


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its business relationship with SoftWheel, a Tel Aviv-based company that makes a flexible shock absorption system that’s built into wheels, according to the Times of Israel.

Golden’s contract renewed by VA


OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies has been awarded its third consecutive five-year contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to supply power scooters to veterans nationwide.

VA slow to repair wheelchairs, OIG finds


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has found that veterans waited an average of 69 days for power wheelchair and scooter repairs, more than a month beyond a 30-day timeliness benchmark set by the agency, according to a new report.

Tonka Medical Supplies chases federal contracts


MINNEAPOLIS – Tonka Medical Supplies, an HME and supplies provider, plans to expand sales by applying for a GSA Schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts, it announced June 12.

Rotech notified of security breach…


ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare may have experienced a security breach that could potentially affect the personal health information of 957 individuals.

VA adds MV-1 wheelchair accessible vehicles to fleet


LIVONIA, Mich. – Mobility Ventures has announced that the Veterans Affairs has purchased five of its MV-1 wheelchair accessible vehicles for use at medical centers in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee.

Lakeland Pharmacy pursues gov’t contracts


BRANSON WEST, Mo. – Lakeland Pharmacy will expand the sales of its home respiratory equipment by applying for distribution and pricing agreement certification and pursuing government contracts, the company announced Feb. 17.

The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

I generally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I mean, what’s the point?  I can make and break a resolution in June just as easily as I can in January.