Also Noted

Medline to build new distribution center

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09/25/2012

MUNDELEIN, Ill. – Medline Industries will open a state-of-the-art distribution facility in Maumelle, Ark., the company stated in a Sept. 24 press release. The facility, which will open spring 2013, is Medline’s 37th distribution center in the United States.

McKesson to invest in new operation

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09/24/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – McKesson Corp. will invest $36.9 million to establish a new distribution operation in Frederick County, Va., the company announced Sept. 24.

Physician assistant found guilty of fraud

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09/24/2012

WASHINGTON – A Los Angeles physician assistant who stole the identities of doctors to write medically unnecessary DME prescriptions was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison, according to an FBI press release.

ResMed expands research facility

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09/21/2012

DUBLIN – ResMed plans to add 50 new jobs to its research, development and innovation facility, according to reports.

Progressive Care retains investor

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09/21/2012

MIAMI – Progressive Care, a provider of pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment, announced its plans to retain Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 as its United States investor and public relations representative, according to reports.

AAHomecare pushes strategic plan

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09/20/2012

Washington – The AAHomecare board of directors met last week to review progress and advance a long-term strategic plan.

Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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09/20/2012

WASHINGTON – Sept. 22 is “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day,” and HME providers should take the opportunity to alert their local media and highlight the role they play in preventing falls, says AAHomecare.

Former HME provider pleads guilty to fraud

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09/19/2012

LAFAYETTE, La. – The former owner of a home medical equipment company has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, according to an Associated Press article.

Medicare Advantage enrollment projected to increase

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09/19/2012

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in the Medicare Advantage program is projected to increase by 11% in the next year, according to an announcement today from Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary.

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