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Diabetes supplies clobbered

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08/26/2010

When the bid amounts for Round 1.2 of national competitive bidding were released in July, mail order diabetes supplies once again took the biggest hit--an average cut of 56% compared to an average cut, overall, of 32%.

Provider looks to web to create revenue stream

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08/26/2010

The incontinence market is a new world for the three-year-old Clover Care, which mainly does respiratory and durable medical equipmetn. To start with, Scheible will offer product lines from a handful of manufacturers and "tweak" the offerings as she goes. A fulfillment company will process orders--which can be placed online or over the phone--handle shipping and maintain inventory.

Pharmacy goes to head of class with diabetes program

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08/26/2010

"Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases here," said Weathers, DMEPOS coordinator for Ken Glover Drug. "We want patients to understand that education is important, that if they listen and follow (advice), it will make a difference."

Sleep apnea: Taming the 'big, hairy beast'

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08/26/2010

While other providers fret over Medicare rules and reimbursement, Sleep Apnea Solutions has quietly carved itself a niche creating sleep wellness programs for employers.

While he was sleeping

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08/26/2010

Providers and other sleep advocates got a sneak peek at just what patients go through before they come in for a CPAP, thanks to what is believed to be the first-ever online sleep study in July.

Study: Worldwide wound care market poised for major growth

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08/26/2010

The worldwide demand for wound care products is expected to grow by about 6% for the next few years, according to "World Wound Care Markets 2010" by Kalorama, a market research company.

Association petitions support for breast bill

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08/26/2010

Frustrated with the slow progress of a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms, the American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) in July launched an online petition.

When it comes to CPAP requirements, 'it's complicated'

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08/25/2010

With audits ramping up around the country, CPAP providers say they devote more time and effort than ever before to keep up with Medicare policy.

Membership has its privileges

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08/19/2010

CPAP provider Lisa Feierstein found herself in the prestigious pages of the Wall Street Journal online this week. It's all in who you know, says Feierstein, president of Active Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C.

Providers targeted for certain claims

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07/22/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Medicare is demanding repayment for diabetes and other Part B supplies that it says should have been billed to other payers, but industry stakeholders say the products were dispensed in "good faith."

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