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BioScrip buys CarePoint Partners

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06/17/2013

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip has agreed to acquire CarePoint Partners for $223 million, bringing together two of the major players in home infusion therapy, according to a press release.

Mediware acquires Fastrack

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06/17/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems is buying Fastrack Healthcare Systems, providing a boost to its existing Alternate Care Solutions product portfolio, according to a letter to customers.

Big Cs at Heartland: competitive bidding, change

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06/14/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The tide may be turning on CMS and its competitive bidding program, industry stakeholders told attendees at The VGM Group’s Heartland Conference last week.

'It’s quantum shift time,' analysts say

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06/14/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A pair of recent M&A transactions on opposite coasts illustrates what analysts have long predicted: Competitive bidding will drive market consolidation, they say.

With prices on the downswing, companies need to build scale, say analysts.

Docs agree: Prescription process is burdensome

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06/14/2013

LEAWOOD, Kan. – A request from family physicians to simplify the Medicare requirements for diabetes supplies could ultimately help suppliers beleaguered by audits.

'We need to win'

Q&A: Robert Steedley, new chairman of AAHomecare
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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – Robert Steedley, president of Barnes Healthcare Services in Valdosta, Ga., becomes chairman of AAHomecare at a time of change for both the HME industry and the association.

In brief: Complaint hotline goes live, walker use increases

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and People for Quality Care (PFQC) have partnered to offer a hotline number for Medicare beneficiaries to log complaints about their access to HME, according to a press release.

Study: Walker use increases among baby boomers

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06/14/2013

CHICAGO – A study recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that baby boomers are twice as likely to use an assistive walking device than the generation before them.

NASL joins call to delay bidding program

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06/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) stands behind lawmakers in the House of Representatives who want to delay implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Inogen oxygen concentrator gets high marks

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06/14/2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator has been reviewed by a third-party testing service and named the top performer in several categories, according to a press release.

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