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Infusion provider wins claims appeal

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11/23/2010

MERIDIAN, Miss. - A home infusion provider won a victory of sorts when a federal court ruled in September that a Medicare contractor must pay for certain services that it had refused to cover.

Industry on CPAP adherence: We told you so

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11/23/2010

DENVER - A new scientific study that says Medicare guidelines for CPAP therapy could be interfering with patient adherence echoes the industry's concerns.

Pharmacies must weigh their exemption options

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11/23/2010

To be or not to be accredited is a question that many pharmacies are asking right now, say industry stakeholders.

Get letters signed, sealed and returned

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11/23/2010

BALTIMORE - Pharmacies that received letters from the National Suppliers Clearinghouse (NSC) have until Jan. 1 to sign and return them to confirm that they are indeed exempt from accreditation requirements, CMS officials announced during an Oct.

Mastectomy: Challenging, but rewarding

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10/31/2010

Despite the challenges of providing mastectomy products and services, women's health providers say the rewards of the job make it worthwhile.

Sleeper hit: SleepQuest finds success at home

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10/31/2010

While home sleep testing hasn't been quite the boon many believed that it would be, provider Robert Koenigsberg says his sales are up 30% this year.

Patient uses fewer strips? Document it

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10/31/2010

It's easy to understand why auditors might look askance at diabetes claims for more testing supplies than Medicare allows, but for fewer supplies?
Well, providers need to back that up, too.

Briefs: Investment firm buys pharmacy

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10/31/2010

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Capital Group Holdings has acquired Newbern, Tenn.-based Main Street Pharmacy, it was announced Sept. 24. The pharmacy offers DME, compounding and home infusion services.

Proposed diabetes changes leave sour taste

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10/28/2010

BALTIMORE - When it comes to diabetes treatment, one size doesn't fit all, stakeholders told CMS medical directors at an Oct. 26 public hearing on the proposed changes to the benefit.

Providers threaten neb-med changes

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10/28/2010

As of Oct. 1, provider Sam Jarczynski no longer planned to dispense budesonide.

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