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Invacare announces restructuring plan

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08/21/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will reduce its workforce by almost 200 employees as part of a restructuring plan, it announced yesterday.

NST patients use app to ‘master’ sleep therapy

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08/19/2014

BOSTON – National Sleep Therapy (NST) has developed a proprietary iPad app to train new sleep therapy patients on how to use their CPAP devices, the provider announced this month.

Legislative update: Industry hits the road

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – It’s game time for the industry’s efforts to reform the audit and competitive bidding programs, industry stakeholders say.

CMS answers questions about PMD demo

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08/15/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS officials assured providers during a Special Open Door Forum last week that there won’t be any surprises when the PMD demo rolls into 12 new states Oct. 1.

Inogen reports big gains, improves outlook

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08/15/2014

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen’s focus on direct-to-consumer sales is paying off, CEO Ray Huggenberger says.

Snug Seat looks to get back in saddle

Company has lost market share since FDA began detaining certain products
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08/15/2014

MATTHEWS, N.C. – Snug Seat could soon resume distributing in the United States more than a dozen products manufactured in Denmark by R82.

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In a proposed rule published July 11, CMS proposes a new bundled payment methodology in some competitive bid areas. CMS seeks comments on whether or not standard manual and standard power wheelchairs should each be described and paid for, on a monthly basis, under one HCPCS code.

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