Also Noted

OIG: Premier submitted 'unsupported' claims for prosthetics

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01/08/2013

WASHINGTON – Of 100 sampled claims for lower limb prosthetics submitted by Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics, a provider based in Creve Coeur, Mo., 43 claims were either not supported or only partially supported, according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Healthcare spending stayed low in 2011

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01/08/2013

WASHINGTON ­– Healthcare spending in the United States grew at a rate of 3.9% in 2011, continuing a recent trend of extremely slow growth, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at CMS, which was published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Healt

RAC hits $1B in corrections

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01/07/2013

NEW YORK – A Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has reached the $1 billion mark in corrections for overpayments and underpayments, according to a press release.

HomeTown Oxygen receives $4M investment

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01/07/2013

NEW YORK ­­– Enhanced Small Business Investment Company (ESBIC) has provided $4 million in senior secured debt financing to Charlotte, N.C.-based HomeTown Oxygen, according to a press release.

American Sleep Medicine settles fraud allegations

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01/04/2013

WASHINGTON – American Sleep Medicine, based in Jacksonville, Fla., has agreed to pay $15.3 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare and two other organizations for sleep diagnostic services that were not eligible for payment, according to a press

Brightree buys CareAnyware

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01/04/2013

ATLANTA – Brightree has acquired CareAnyware, a Raleigh, N.C.-based home health and hospice software provider, according to a press release.

Exec leaves Apria

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01/03/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare Group has announced that Chris Karkenny will depart the company and transition his holding company responsibilities to Peter Reynolds, who will also become the company’s new principal financial officer, according to a press release.

Provider files suit against Brightree

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01/03/2013

MADISON, Wis. – Family Care Medical Services is suing Brightree, an Atlanta-based HME billing service, for allegedly failing to make adequate efforts to collect debt on behalf of the company, according to an article in the Madison-St. Clair Record.

Edge Medical Supply buys Jones Medical Equipment

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01/02/2013

TYLER, Texas – Edge Medical Supply has purchased the assets of Jones Medical Equipment, a Corsicana, Texas-based respiratory and home medical equipment provider.

ATG Rehab adds depth in two states

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01/02/2013

ROCKY HILL, Conn., and APEX, N.C. – ATG Rehab has expanded its services in North Carolina and Virginia by acquiring the complex rehab business of Carolina Mobility & Seating.

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