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Inconsistencies in bid program

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11/17/2017

BALTIMORE – CMS did not always follow its own procedures and federal requirements for awarding competitive bidding contracts consistently, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Trump to nominate ‘star’ to lead HHS

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11/14/2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Mail-order market for diabetes on precipice of disaster

As Arriva prepares to close, stakeholders expect increased pressure on an already shaky infrastructure
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11/10/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – With Arriva Medical, the largest mail-order supplier of diabetes testing supplies, closing its doors at the end of the year, industry stakeholders predict chaos.

Invacare emphasizes small picture

Net sales for North America/HME increased 2.3% on a sequential basis
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11/10/2017

ELYRIA, Ohio – Company officials at Invacare are looking for good news where they can find it. For the third quarter of 2017, it’s the sequential growth in net sales for North America/Home Medical Equipment.

Inogen’s streak continues

Company also addresses connected technology trend
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11/10/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Despite headwinds from a new CRM system, Inogen’s direct-to-consumer channel still recorded an impressive 43.5% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2017.

Researchers add ‘teeth’ to standards for wheelchairs

‘We want to translate standards into strategies and techniques for selecting products based on performance’
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11/10/2017

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs.

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HME NewsPoll December 2017

CAIRE and Invacare recently introduced portable oxygen concentrators with remote patient monitoring capabilities. ResMed recently connected its AirMini travel CPAP to its AirView remote patient monitoring platform.

Editor’s note: If you aren’t a sleep or oxygen provider, please skip this poll.