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CD&R pulls trigger on Drive

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08/30/2016

NEW YORK – Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will make a “significant equity investment” in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, the companies announced today.

CD&R will make the investment, “alongside existing management,” according to a press release.

Study casts doubt on impact of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular events

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08/30/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – CPAP therapy plus usual care, versus usual care alone, does not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease, according to a study published Aug. 28 on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Trickle-down effect: Tricare rates nosedive

‘We hope this will wake some people up,’ AAH’s Williard says
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08/26/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers were caught off-guard when Tricare, the healthcare program for uniformed services members and their families, began ratcheting down its reimbursement rates to below Medicare’s new reduced rates.

ResMed: ‘We’re committed to compliance’

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08/26/2016

SAN DIEGO – Will ResMed become the second major manufacturer to get a slap on the wrist from the government for its resupply program?

Cure Medical embraces new role as innovator

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08/26/2016

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Cure Medical’s recent launch of the M14XL intermittent catheter, the longest available on the market today, is only the most recent example of how the company prioritizes end users.

State association news: AZMESA, WAMES shake it up

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08/26/2016

PHOENIX & WILD ROSE, Wis. – The Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association is changing its name to Southwest Medical Equipment Suppliers Association to expand its support to HME providers.

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HME NewsPoll September 2016

Medicare on Jan. 1 and July 1 implemented reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas as part of the national rollout of competitive bidding. Also on July 1, the agency implemented reimbursement cuts in bid areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete.

In 100 words or less, please share how the new Medicare pricing has impacted reimbursement for other payers, such as Medicaid and third-party payers?