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Liberator strengthens C.R. Bard’s direct-to-consumer platform


STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical got a “strong price” when it sold to C.R. Bard recently, analysts say.

This week on Access Health: Guests from Hollister


LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Guests from Hollister will be featured on the Jan. 14 episode of Access Health, a health and wellness series on Lifetime, to discuss catheters.

Burmans changes channel on advertisers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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