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KCI fights for bid contracts

Provider says it was disqualified for technical reasons
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06/21/2016

SAN ANTONIO – With just weeks remaining before the July 1 implementation of Round 2 re-compete contracts, KCI was still in talks with CMS to reconsider its bids for negative pressure wound therapy.

BioScrip makes buy, announces public offering

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06/17/2016

DENVER – BioScrip, a provider of infusion and homecare management solutions, has entered into an agreement to buy the business of HS Infusion Holdings.

BioScrip makes buy, announces public offering

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06/14/2016

DENVER – BioScrip, a provider of infusion and homecare management solutions, has entered into an agreement to buy the business of HS Infusion Holdings.

Lincare offloads specialty pharmacy biz

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06/10/2016

CLEARWATER, Fla., and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – National HME provider Lincare will get $75 million for its specialty pharmacy business.

Insulin pump decision could have chilling effect

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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05/27/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.

MACs remove ‘imminent death’ requirement for vents

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05/13/2016

WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.

Diabetes: Fewer suppliers, lower pricing amp up concerns

Over three years, CMS has reduced the number of suppliers by 99%
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05/06/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS halved the number of contracts it offered in the upcoming national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies and stakeholders say the impact on access to service and products could be “devastating.”

House committee launches inquiry into prosthetic changes

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05/04/2016

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched an inquiry into the draft local coverage determination for prosthetics.

O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal

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04/26/2016

WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.

Lymphedema advocates push for broader coverage

Medicare currently pays for pump therapy, but not compression garments and other supplies
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04/22/2016

WASHINGTON – Lymphedema advocates took to Capitol Hill last week to gain support for legislation that would address a gap in treatment coverage for the chronic and often debilitating condition.

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