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Burmans changes channel on advertisers

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05/23/2014

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. – Tired of losing catheter patients to TV advertisers offering free samples, provider Steve Burman decided it was time to reintroduce his company.

Burmans reaches out to catheter market

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04/09/2014

BROOKHAVEN, Pa. – Burmans Medical Supplies has launched an outreach campaign aimed at the growing number of catheter users. That staff at Burmans is trained to deal discreetly with issues related to catheters, according to a press release.

Coated catheters need distinct HCPCS code

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12/20/2013

In the current HCPCS fee schedule, hydrophilic coated and uncoated intermittent catheters (IC) are lumped together within the same three codes (A4351-52-53).

Up for review: catheters

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08/21/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, will conduct a service-specific review of certain intermittent catheters (A4351, A4352 and A4353), it announced Aug. 20.

UroMed dispenses dating advice, urologicals

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08/01/2013

SUWANNEE, Ga. – He’s not exactly Dear Abby, but when Bert Burns visits hospital patients with spinal cord injuries, the biggest questions he gets are all about relationships.

Review finds 85.6% error rate for intermittent caths

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02/28/2013

WASHINGTON – A prepayment review of intermittent catheterization kits processed in Jurisdiction B resulted in an 85.6% error rate, according to National Government Services (NGS), the DME MAC there. Of 257 claims processed from Sept. 1–Dec.

ConvaTec acquires 180 Medical

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10/01/2012

SKILLMAN, N.J. – ConvaTec, a developer of ostomy care, wound therapeutics, continence, and critical care and infusion devices, completed its acquisition of 180 Medical, a provider of catheters and urologic medical supplies, according to a Sept. 28 press release.

New books aims to teach kids to cath

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08/24/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Being a kid is hard enough. Add a disability that makes him feel different and it’s even worse.

UroMed rolls with it

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12/21/2010

UroMed had a busy November. The catheter provider launched a new website, kicked off a TV advertising campaign, expanded its sales territory and, oh yeah, sponsored a local spina bifida event.

Test your industry knowledge: Take the HME News challenge

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Friday, September 17, 2010

I mentioned a while ago that I just received a fresh batch of DME data from CMS. As I was looking at this data, I thought it would be kind of fun to put together a little test. So here you go. Test your knowledge. The answers are at the bottom, but don't look!

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