Also Noted

SBA, CMS to attend Heartland session

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05/26/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Representatives from CMS and the Small Business Administration will participate in panel discussion at the VGM Heartland Conference in June.

Tactile Systems launches system to treat head and neck lymphedema

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05/26/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Tactile Systems Technology has launched Flexitouch, a pneumatic compression system to treat head and neck lymphedema at home.

NHLBI introduces ‘COPD roadmap’

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05/25/2017

BETHESDA, Md. – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has released a COPD National Action Plan to offer a roadmap for addressing the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Survey: Home oxygen therapy inadequate, say patients

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05/25/2017

BOSTON – Home oxygen patients say they are unable to access equipment to meet their needs, according to a new survey unveiled at ATS 2017 this week.

What do Medicare beneficiaries spend for care?

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05/25/2017

WASHINGTON – More than one-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries, or 15 million people, spend 20% or more of their incomes on premiums plus medical care, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

Clinicians speak out on bid program

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05/24/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care, the advocacy arm of The VGM Group, has released a video featuring damning testimony from clinicians on Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Medicaid Fraud Control Units recover about $36 million from DME in 2016

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05/24/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicaid Fraud Control Units made 29 criminal convictions and 56 civil settlements and judgments involving DMEPOS providers in fiscal year 2016, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in May.

Soleo Health helps to ramp up home infusion advocacy

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05/24/2017

MCKINNEY, Texas – Soleo Health, a national provider of specialty home and alternate-site infusion services, has joined Keep My Infusion Care at Home, an industry backed coalition that advocates for Medicare patients who are losing access to their treatment.

F&P Healthcare grew homecare revenues by 4% in 2017

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05/23/2017

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of NZ$169.2 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, an increase of 18% over the previous year.

OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs

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05/23/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office

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