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Smith & Nephew remains positive

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03/24/2010

It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Video drives home infusion message

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03/24/2010

The Apria Healthcare-sponsored video, which has been shown to lawmakers and at various industry meetings, is posted on the NHIA's Web site, www.nhianet.org. With the current national focus on healthcare reform, it's important to get the word out, said Bodoff.

Neb-meds: ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/24/2010

BALTIMORE - Most nebulizer medications will see a slight boost in reimbursement for the second quarter of 2010, according to average sales price figures released March 18.

Upstate HomeCare looks to be the one

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03/24/2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Upstate HomeCare opened a retail pharmacy in June, but the provider does not plan to compete with the Walgreens of the world.

Provider drops in on CPAP

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03/24/2010

Health Management Services (HMS) launched a new company in August to help fellow providers increase their CPAP supply replenishments.
Earlier this year, HMS opened up its software program for supply replenishments to other providers. The program notifies HMS when CPAP patients are eligible for new supplies. Employees then call patients and evaluate whether they need supplies. If they do, HMS ships orders.

HME News TV: Bryan Sowards

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03/18/2010

If there's an HME market in which technology makes sense, it's diabetes, says Bryan Sowards, CEO of Infopia USA.

Annual sleep poll uncovers ethnic sleep differences

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03/18/2010

CROFTON, M.D. - When it comes to sleep, there are significant differences among ethnic groups, according to the National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) "2010 Sleep in America Poll."

Provider plans big expansion

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03/16/2010

CARMEL, Ind. - Sleep provider Dormir in July raised $12 million in venture capital to help fuel its expansion from 14 to 20  states in 2010.

Bill lobbies for compression garments

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03/11/2010

WASHINGTON – A bill that would require Medicare to cover compression garments and other items used to treat lymphedema began making the rounds in February, but industry stakeholders say it needs some clarification.

Bill lobbies for compression garments

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03/10/2010

Introduced Feb. 23 by Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010, would improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema under the Medicare program. Among other things, the bill, H. R. 4662, seeks to establish Medicare coverage for compression bandage systems, compression garments and compression devices.

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