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Vent reform now has support in both House, Senate

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09/16/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill this week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan.

National contract supplier to pay $12M settlement

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09/08/2016

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Healthcare Supply, a national contract supplier for mail-order diabetes supplies, and two of its executives have agreed to pay the government more than $12.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.

Study casts doubt on impact of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular events

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08/30/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – CPAP therapy plus usual care, versus usual care alone, does not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease, according to a study published Aug. 28 on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Technology, need drive growth in enteral market

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08/19/2016

The enteral nutrition market is having a growth spurt, thanks to a combination of factors that show no signs of slowing down.

'Full slate' of education on tap for annual event

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08/19/2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Under new ownership, Essentially Women’s annual Focus Conference is primed to inject fresh energy into women’s health providers.

KCI still without contracts

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08/19/2016

SAN ANTONIO – Acelity—formerly Kinetic Concepts—has contracted with suppliers to provide negative pressure wound therapy products, while it continues fighting for its own contract, company execs say.

CMS eases resupply requirements, but questions remain

‘We are still going to attempt to obtain everything,’ says one provider
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08/19/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Recent revisions to the documentation requirements for CPAP resupplies are a “huge win,” but industry stakeholders want further clarification.

Report: Untreated sleep apnea costs billions

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08/17/2016

DARIEN, Ill. – Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea costs nearly $150 billion annually in the United States, according a new report commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Cape Medical Supply ‘chooses’ sleep

Provider buys another sleep business, after selling hospice business
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08/12/2016

SANDWICH, Mass. – Gary Sheehan knows some of his fellow providers think he’s crazy for pursuing the sleep market as hard as he is, but he sees nothing but opportunity.

CPAP accessories: CMS shifts gears on documentation rules

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08/12/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.

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