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Costs associated with COPD on the rise, report says

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07/25/2014

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Medical costs related to COPD will rise from $32.1 billion in 2010 to $49 billion in 2020, the American College of Chest Physicians estimates in a new report.

Invacare ‘not pleased’ with earnings

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07/24/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has reported a loss in net earnings of $13.6 million for the second quarter compared to a loss of $12.5 million for the same period last year.

OIG to CMS: Get all drug manufacturers to submit ASPs

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07/23/2014

CMS lacks complete average sales price (ASP) data for certain drugs, hindering its ability to ensure that payment amounts are accurate and reflective of manufacturer sales prices, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

ITC delivers mixed ruling for ResMed, Apex

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07/22/2014

SAN DIEGO and BREA, Calif. – An International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled July 18 that the humidifier in Apex Medical’s iCH CPAP device infringes on ResMed patents, according to a press release from ResMed.

CMS changes up areas, products in Round 2 recompete

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07/18/2014

BALTIMORE – Keeping everyone on their toes, CMS has a few surprises up its sleeve for the Round 2 recompete of competitive bidding, say industry stakeholders.

CMS proposal oversimplifies wheelchair provision

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – The devil’s in the details, and the lack of details in CMS’s proposal to implement bundled monthly payments for standard manual and power wheelchairs has stakeholders on edge.

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