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Preserve community access to diabetes supplies, says pharmacy group

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05/13/2010

WASHINGTON - Backers of a bill that would remove certain diabetes testing supplies from national competitive bidding say it will inject "some sanity" into the program.

Breast prostheses could get coverage boost

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04/28/2010

WASHINGTON - In what's described by industry stakeholders as a "win-win," a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms was introduced April 22.

At Simplex, employees work it out

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04/26/2010

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – When Simplex Healthcare moved into bigger digs recently it carved out space for an unusual purpose: an employee fitness center.

Briefs

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04/26/2010

Lawmaker proposes amputee awareness

OSA: Tapping a new market

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04/26/2010

The typical candidate for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an overweight, middle-aged male. In fact, men are eight to nine times more likely to be diagnosed than women.

Q&A: Blueprint for fitness

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04/26/2010

It doesn’t have to take a lot of money or space to create a place for employees to get a workout in, says Chris Hunter, CEO of Onlife, which works with companies to establish wellness programs and onsite fitness centers.

Sleep coalition seeks to keep sleep studies in check

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04/07/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - When CMS approved home sleep studies in 2008, it may have opened the gates a little too wide, says a group of sleep providers.

Medicare ups ante for CPAPs

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04/01/2010

BALTIMORE - Just when CPAP providers thought CMS couldn't possibly impose more documentation requirements on them, the DME MACs last week began enforcing new local coverage determinations.

Site-seeing visit

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03/25/2010

Pharmacist Robert Borgatti, owner of Vienna Rexall Drug in Vienna, Va., hosted Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., during the President's Day Congressional recess in February.

Women's health providers race to annual conference

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03/25/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keeping up with the changes in the HME--and retail--marketplace requires women's health providers to stay on their toes. This year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" stands poised to help attendees do just that.

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