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Rx pushes for bidding exemption

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07/08/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Pharmacy stakeholders are "cautiously optimistic" that pharmacies could get a pass on having to competitively bid diabetes supplies.

Proposed mail-order change raises eyebrows

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07/01/2010

BALTIMORE - CMS has taken a step closer toward establishing a national mail order bidding program for diabetes supplies with a proposal to broaden the definition of what constitutes "mail order."

ASP figures: Big change for budesonide

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06/24/2010

BALTIMORE - Industry stakeholders were caught off guard last week when the average sales price (ASP) of budesonide, as one person put it, "tanked."

ASP figures: Big change for budesonide

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06/23/2010

BALTIMORE - Industry stakeholders were caught off guard this week when the average sales price (ASP) of budesonide, as one person put it, "tanked."

Separate billing codes burdensome, says NHIA

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06/22/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) in May filed a complaint against CMS for violating its own rules.

AAH: Survey diabetes patients

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06/22/2010

ARLINGTON, Va. - CMS needs to collect data from beneficiaries with diabetes if it wants a fair and comprehensive evaluation of the impact that competitive bidding will have on all beneficiaries, AAHomecare said in comments submitted May 3.

Doc to providers: It's time to think big

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06/22/2010

America's obesity epidemic was front and center during healthcare reform talks. It's one of the biggest drivers of healthcare costs, but until now, doctors didn't get paid to treat it, says Dr.

Briefs: Liberator Medical sees huge increase over previous year

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06/22/2010

STUART, Fla. - Despite "seasonal challenges," Liberator Medical's revenues for the second quarter of 2010 soared 67% over the same period last year, the company reported May 12.

GAO study boosts association's message

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06/16/2010

WASHINGTON - A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) backs up what the infusion industry has been saying all along: Therapy is cheaper if it's done in the home.

Meet Lisa Feierstein, 'CPAP fairy godmother'

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05/24/2010

For provider Lisa Feierstein, success means giving back to her community--a notion she takes to heart.
"There is a Jewish saying--tikkun olam--which means repair the world," said Feierstein, founder of Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare. "I've been very fortunate that I've grown a business that allows us to do that."

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