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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.

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."

Briefs

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05/24/2010

AAHomecare's HME/RT Council has created a CPAP task force to look at ways to improve Medicare policy. On the agenda: policy requirements for coverage beyond the first three months of therapy; documentation and compliance requirements; and the use of advance beneficiary notices.

Infusion industry marches on

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05/24/2010

The recently passed healthcare reform bill did not include Medicare coverage for home infusion therapy, but industry stakeholders say they still have fight in them.

Lt. Governor pays call on provider

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05/24/2010

As one of East Texas' fastest-growing businesses--and a healthcare business to boot--Senior Respiratory Solutions was selected for a site visit by Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in April. David McDonald, president/owner of the Texarkana-based neb-med provider, spent two hours talking with Dewhurst about healthcare reform and the importance of creating good jobs.

Prosthetic bill: 'It's a no-brainer'

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05/24/2010

A bill that seeks better insurance coverage for prosthetic limbs was introduced in the Senate April 16.

Graymark dips virtual toe into online market

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05/19/2010

OKLAHOMA CITY - There's a new player in the online CPAP market, but it's backed by a familiar name.

Graymark Healthcare this month launched an e-commerce venture, CPAP-supplies.com.

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