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Lincare settles employee data breach claims

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05/17/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”

Enteral nutrition, surgical dressings top error list

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05/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Enteral nutrition had the highest error rate (87%) from Targeted Probe and Educate audits in Jurisdiction D.

CMS rule falls far short of bid relief

‘We have to go back to Congress and tell them, you have to fix it’
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The long-anticipated interim final rule landed with a thud last week, when it became apparent that it offered little in the way of bid relief, say industry stakeholders.

AAH pushes e-prescribing

‘It’s time for paper to go,’ says Kim Brummett
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s goal for a new project evaluating e-prescribing platforms isn’t to provide a Good Housekeeping seal of approval, per se, but to raise the level of awareness and comfort surrounding the technology, says Kim Brummett.

SMRC: Noridian is in, StrategicHealthSolutions is out

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05/11/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has taken over yet another CMS contract.

Invacare’s Monaghan: ‘We remain confident in (our) earnings potential’

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05/11/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – The overall picture at Invacare looked better in the first quarter of this year, but the North America/HME business unit continues to struggle.

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It has been more than a year since CMS put the brakes on Round 2019, and the agency still hasn’t provided an update on its plans for the next round of the competitive bidding program.