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In brief: Diplomat Pharmacy targets key markets, RemitData sells to eSolutions

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09/22/2017

FLINT, Mich. – Diplomat Pharmacy has acquired Focus Rx Pharmacy Services, a specialty and infusion pharmacy with two locations in New York state.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

Bid relief update: House applies pressure on OMB

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09/20/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., has launched a congressional sign-on letter that asks the Office of Management and Budget to clear a competitive bidding-related interim final rule currently under its review, AAHomecare reports.

Poll: United on sleep screening, divided on regulation

‘Transportation workers should be screened, but (it shouldn’t be a) carte blanche,’ said one respondent
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09/15/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Requiring transportation workers to get screened for sleep apnea is a “no brainer,” say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Norco expands footprint, HealthSplash buys DMERX

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09/15/2017

BOISE, Idaho – Norco has acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash., a strategic addition to its existing business in central Washington. Norco will assume ownership of Freedom Medical Supply on Oct. 1.

Disaster relief: Stakeholders press for policy changes

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09/08/2017

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida last week, industry stakeholders met with CMS officials to discuss serious issues that arise in disaster situations.

Case analysis by Jeff Baird

‘That ruling affects us equally as much as it does hospitals and labs and physicians—we are all in this together’
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09/08/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – The American Hospital Association’s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over a massive appeals backlog has been ping-ponging between the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the D.C.

In brief: Teleflex boosts urology presence, complex rehab providers make buys

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09/08/2017

WAYNE, Pa. – Teleflex will buy NeoTract for $1.1 billion in a move that significantly expands its urological product offerings, the company announced Sept. 5.

CMS issues disaster guidance for DME

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09/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare will pay for beneficiary-owned DME that has been damaged or destroyed in circumstances related to a declared emergency like Hurricane Harvey.

Providers to SBA: Monitoring clipboards won’t curb fraud

‘The new administration is asking how to get rid of the regulations’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – From accreditation to audits, HME providers let panel members at a Small Business Administration hearing last week know exactly how they feel about burdensome regulations.

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