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Trustees report improved outlook for Medicare


BALTIMORE – The Medicare Trust Fund will remain solvent until 2030—four years longer than last year’s projections.

CMS announces Oct. 1 start date for PMD demo expansion


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’

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


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


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’

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




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