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In brief: NGS details reasons for denials, TiLite shakes up representation


INDIANAPOLIS – Prior authorization requests submitted as part of the PMD demo are being denied because of conflicting information in face-to-face exams and other medical records, and insufficient face-to-face exam information, National Government Services (NGS) announced in a recent bulletin.

Ottobock debuts “Limitless” at film fest


MINNEAPOLIS – Ottobock employee Leslie Pitt Schneider lost a limb early in her life. “Limitless” is an original film depicting how she dealt with the amputation.

In brief: Gov’t delays hearings, Cardinal highlights AssuraMed


WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) will defer assignments for hearings—possibly up to 28 months, according to a recent notice.

Ottobock’s Paralympics campaign wins award


MINNEAPOLIS – Ottobock’s London “Passion for Paralympics” campaign has won the 2013 Econ Award for public relations excellence, the company announced Oct. 29.

Not going it alone

‘Regardless of the climate, I think good companies are always going to want to look for efficiencies’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Two new partnerships that went into effect in September speak to a growing trend of HME manufacturers combining their resources to conquer new geographies and new markets.

In brief: Health spending ‘on right track,’ Medicare Advantage enrollment to grow


WASHINGTON – Growth in U.S. healthcare spending over the next 10 years will be modest in comparison to historical trends, according to a Sept. 18 report from the CMS Office of the Actuary.

Ottobock teams up with Made for Movement


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Ottobock is now the exclusive North American distributor of Innowalk, a motorized device for patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia and muscle disorders, the company announced Sept. 17.

Ottobock forms new prosthetics team


MINNEAPOLIS – Members of Ottobock’s marketing, sales and clinical teams have come together to form an upper limb prosthetics team, according to a press release.