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Medicare ups ante for CPAPs

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04/01/2010

BALTIMORE - Just when CPAP providers thought CMS couldn't possibly impose more documentation requirements on them, the DME MACs last week began enforcing new local coverage determinations.

Site-seeing visit

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03/25/2010

Pharmacist Robert Borgatti, owner of Vienna Rexall Drug in Vienna, Va., hosted Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., during the President's Day Congressional recess in February.

Women's health providers race to annual conference

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03/25/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keeping up with the changes in the HME--and retail--marketplace requires women's health providers to stay on their toes. This year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" stands poised to help attendees do just that.

AmMed Direct lays off staffers

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03/25/2010

NASHVILLE - Mail order diabetes provider AmMed Direct in February reduced its workforce by 17%.

Also out: COO Tom Milam.

The company laid off about 80 employees, it was reported in the Feb. 13 Tennessean.

ASP figures up over last quarter

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03/25/2010

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

Ken Glover Drug recently opened a fourth location to meet the needs of its rural community

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03/25/2010

DORA, Ala. - Ken Glover Drug did something last year that many independent community pharmacies would find radical.

It became accredited, reactivated its Medicare billing number and re-entered the HME market.

CPAP

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03/25/2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - When the economy tanked, Doug and Shawn Schober figured the time was right to branch out on their own.

The husband-and-wife team opened Schober CPAP and Supplies.

Briefs

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03/25/2010

HOUSTON - The American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) has created a lymphedema advisory committee to raise "social and political awareness" about the condition, which occurs often after mastectomy surgery.

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.

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