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Oxygen patients are worse off, report finds

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12/11/2018

NEW YORK – A new report published in the December Annals of the American Thoracic Society highlights the problems many patients with lung disease experience in getting and using supplemental oxygen.

Devil in the details: The reshaping of the next round of bidding

Up for discussion: product categories, supplier capacity, bona fide bids
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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – As HME industry stakeholders work with CMS officials to shape future rounds of competitive bidding, they’re focusing, first, on helping the agency re-arrange the program’s product categories.

Q&A: Dan Meuser, the listener

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – Dan Meuser, a familiar name in HME circles, won his bid to represent Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district in November, the next step in his commitment to “improving people’s lives,” he says.

Hot week in M&A: ResMed, Pride, Solara

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12/07/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Propeller Health, a company that provides connected health solutions for people living with COPD and asthma, for $225 million.

In brief: OIG says Medicare overpaid suppliers, VGM rebrands wound care division

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that were provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

OIG: Medicare overpaid suppliers during inpatient stays

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that was provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Let's destroy the walls of our comfort zone together

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11/30/2018

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is quickly coming to an end. In this industry, we blink and another year is behind us.

Blog: Are we headed for another 2012?

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11/30/2018

“We believe we’re on the cusp of another 2012,” said Dexter Braff, president of The Braff Group, during a webcast last week on the M&A outlook for HME.

In brief: CMS extends comment period; DJO sells, Aeroflow buys

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11/30/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has extended a comment period for its plans to add new product categories to the competitive bidding program.

Groups re-energize their marketing efforts

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11/30/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – A group of HME industry advocates convened at VGM’s headquarters in November for a workshop to share best practices for digital marketing and social media consumer-focused campaigns.

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