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OIG: Handful of strips dominated Medicare mail-order market

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01/16/2019

WASHINGTON – The top two strips accounted for 53% of the Medicare mail-order market, and the top 10 strips accounted for 98% of the market, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Jim Hewlett works for ‘goosebumps’

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01/11/2019

Jim Hewlett worked in marketing and merchandising before he decided to pursue a career in orthotics, first working directly with patients and later, developing accreditation standards and testing and inspection protocols.

Survey: Information on cost of sleep therapy needed

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01/09/2019

DARIEN, Ill. – Patients need better access to affordable sleep care, according to a new study from the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep.

PHS positions to spread ‘Minnesota model’

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01/04/2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With 30 years under its belt serving primarily Minnesota and Wisconsin, it’s time for Pediatric Home Service to grow on a national scale, says CEO Mark Hamman.

EW conference: Time to ‘reconnect’

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12/21/2018

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – Education, networking and football are front and center at this year’s Essentially Women’s Focus Conference, say event organizers.

Q&A: Pharmacist of the Year

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12/20/2018

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Jim Spoon, owner of Spoon Drug in Sand Springs, Okla., has been named the 2018 Willard B.

Solara makes second buy since investment

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12/06/2018

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Solara Medical Supplies, a provider of diabetes devices, has acquired Illinois-based Huey’s Home Medical.

Diabetes study: Current standard of care inadequate

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11/28/2018

SAN FRANCISCO –Sixty two percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes are not satisfied with their current standard of care, according to a new study from Virta Health.

CMS doubles down on vents

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11/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders were caught off-guard by a proposal in a recent final rule to include numerous types of ventilators in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

‘We will continue to talk to Congress,’ diabetes group says

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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Medicare’s mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has decimated the industry, shutting out suppliers and drastically cutting reimbursement.

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