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Orbit agrees to $7.5 million settlement

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05/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Orbit Medical and its partial successor, Rehab Medical, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it altered and forged physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.

Blackburn’s bill seeks to expand prior authorizations

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05/26/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a bill last week that would require prior authorizations for high-dollar DME.

Stakeholders map out multi-pronged strategy

‘We may not be able to eat the whole apple with one bite’
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05/22/2015

WASHINGTON – The buzz at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference last week was the HME industry’s next moves in the fight against Medicare’s competitive bidding and audit programs.

Bill’s pay-for includes sweeping cut to Medicaid payments for HME

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05/22/2015

WASHINGTON – As HME stakeholders prepared to descend on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning as part of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, an unexpected item was added to their to-do list.

Option Care has ‘new energy, vision’

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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05/22/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Four months after a private equity firm acquired a majority stake in Walgreens Infusion Services, the provider has rebranded as Option Care.

Medicaid cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

National provider suspends service, as it did in California
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05/22/2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois’ decision to cut Medicaid reimbursement across the board by 16.75% is forcing complex rehab providers to reevaluate whether they can continue to provide products and services there.

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