Also Noted

Aeroflow moves up top ranked list

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08/18/2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has ranked #2450 on the 2017 Inc. 5000, a list recognizing the country’s fastest growing private companies. This is the third consecutive year that Aeroflow has ranked on the list, coming in at #3089 in 2015 and #3100 in 2016.

Mediware signs up another HME biz

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08/18/2017

LENEXA, Kan. – Quirantes Orthopedics has licensed CareTend Software for its HME business, Mediware has announced. Quirantes specializes in a full range of orthotics and prosthetic supplies to residents in Florida.

Studies: COPD deaths increase, CPAP therapy improves with support from partner

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08/18/2017

In 2015, 3.2 million people died from COPD worldwide, an increase of 11.6% compared to 1990, according to an article published in the journal The Lancet.

NSM buys Alabama Wheelchair Specialists

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08/17/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired Alabama Wheelchair Specialists in Birmingham, Ala. NSM will serve the company’s clients from its existing branch in Pelham, Ala.

PA update: Docs may request decision letter

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08/17/2017

WASHINGTON – The prescribing physician/practitioner may contact the DME MAC to request a copy of the prior authorization decision letter, CMS has announced.

Lofta launches website for AirMini

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08/17/2017

SAN DIEGO – Lofta, a home medical device retailer, has launched a new e-commerce website devoted exclusively to the AirMini, ResMed’s new travel CPAP device.

Coloplast reports 8% organic growth for Q3

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08/16/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast says its integration of Comfort Medical continues to “progress to plan” and its U.S. chronic care business saw double-digit organic sales growth in the third quarter. The company, which has its U.S.

Cancer survivor opens HME business

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08/16/2017

WINDSOR, Colo. – A 27-year-old cancer survivor has opened a medical supply business here called I Love Lucy’s Home Medical Supply and Equipment.

Short takes: AAHomecare, Brightree

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08/16/2017

“On account of requests from several providers,” AAHomecare is extending the deadline for submissions for second quarter 2017 data for the HME Audit Key to Aug. 25.

HHS scores win in appeals fight

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08/15/2017

NEW YORK – The D.C. Circuit on Aug. 11 ordered a federal judge to take a deeper look at whether or not the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can clear a backlog of about 600,000 appeals by 2021, while still protecting taxpayer dollars, according to Law360.

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