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Costs associated with COPD on the rise, report says


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


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


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


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


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


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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