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Firm picks up fourth community pharmacy

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06/30/2015

DALLAS – Ascendant Solutions, an investment firm, and its healthcare subsidiary, Dougherty’s Holdings, have acquired The Medicinne Shoppe pharmacy in McAlester, Okla.

Stakeholders wait on bill as appeals backlog grows

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06/26/2015

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say, despite slow progress, the reintroduction of an audit reform bill is still a “high priority.”

They had hoped to see Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., drop the bill this spring.

Bid lawsuit inches forward

One year after Cardiosom ruling, litigation and mediation still in play
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06/26/2015

WASHINGTON – The federal government on June 25 had its last chance to weigh in on whether or not a court ruling in favor of Cardiosom should be applied to other providers whose contracts were rescinded as part of the original Round 1 of competitive bidding. 

‘It’s coming and they need to educate themselves’

Stratice Healthcare’s Carmen Davies helps position HME providers to be part of the e-prescribing food chain
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06/26/2015

CARMEL, Ind. – Carmen Davies believes e-prescribing can help HME providers achieve a trifecta of improvements in patient care, compliance and profitability.

Scootaround streamlines repairs with DNA

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06/26/2015

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Scootaround hopes to ease travel headaches for wheelchair and scooter users with its new information sharing program.

In brief: CMS rethinks miscellaneous codes, House votes to repeal medical device tax

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06/26/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing new codes for miscellaneous DME to reflect more accurate payment of Medicare claims.

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