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.
DENVER – BioScrip, a provider of infusion and homecare management solutions, has entered into an agreement to buy the business of HS Infusion Holdings.
CLEARWATER, Fla., and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – National HME provider Lincare will get $75 million for its specialty pharmacy business.
YARMOUTH, Maine – UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.
WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.
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.”
WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has launched an inquiry into the draft local coverage determination for prosthetics.
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.
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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