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CMS announces Oct. 1 start date for PMD demo expansion

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07/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS will expand its PMD demonstration to 12 additional states on Oct. 1, the agency announced in a final rule published this week.

Bid pricing could force hands of providers in rural areas

‘I’m already the last person standing’
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07/25/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – If Medicare moves forward with plans to apply competitive bidding prices in remote areas of the country, providers there say they will have no choice but to stop accepting Medicare.

Final audit drags on at Invacare

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07/25/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is still very much in the throes of trying to complete a third and final audit to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, based on an update given during a conference call last week.

Tread carefully with reuse programs, position paper says

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07/25/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – DME reuse programs can be attractive in the face of state budget shortfalls, but an upcoming position paper from NCART says there are complications to consider before implementing such programs.

Diabetic Shoppe takes it a step further

‘We had to drum up business somewhere, so they can’t jerk the rug out from under us again’
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07/25/2014

CHARLESTON, Miss. – The Diabetic Shoppe this summer launched Foot/Mind/Body, a new e-commerce division, to offer custom shoe inserts online.

Invacare’s Blouch retires

Gudbranson named interim leader
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07/25/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare President and CEO Gerry Blouch will be paid benefits at a rate equal to 50% of his current salary ($875,000) for periods up to 18 months following his retirement, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

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