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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.

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.

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.

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.

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