Also Noted

Demand for enteral feeding to grow

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08/21/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – The global market for enteral feeding devices is expected to reach $2.45 billion by 2018 up from $1.64 billion in 2011, according to a new report released Aug. 18 by Transparency Market Research.

Up for review: catheters

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08/21/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CGS, the Jurisdiction C DME MAC, will conduct a service-specific review of certain intermittent catheters (A4351, A4352 and A4353), it announced Aug. 20.

CMS releases off-the-shelf codes

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08/21/2013

BALTIMORE – At long last, CMS has finalized its list of off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics codes. In February 2012, the agency released an initial list and sought public comment.

MAMES supports bid lawsuit

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08/20/2013

STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) has filed an amicus brief in support of a competitive bidding-related lawsuit.

Medtrade highlights retail

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08/20/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – Medtrade will go to new lengths to highlight retail-oriented products at this year’s event, Oct. 8-10. A panel of experts will select five products that will be featured in a conference session called “The Best New HME Retail/Cash Opportunities,” Oct.

Len Serafino: ‘Keep Breathing’

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08/20/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Former homecare exec Len Serafino has released his second novel, “Keep Breathing,” the story of a road trip along the I-95 corridor taken by a man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and his friend.

Numotion launches new website

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08/19/2013

ROCKY HILL, Conn. And ST. LOUIS – Numotion, a provider of complex rehabilitation technology and products, announced the launch of its new website Aug. 19.

Texas counties say bankrupt Scooter Store owes tax liens

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08/16/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas  - Three Texas counties want a bankruptcy judge in Delaware to reject The Scooter Store’s request for final relief orders because they say the company owes them $35,000 in unpaid tax liens, Law360 reports.

Study: CPAP reduces risk of death from COPD, sleep apnea

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08/16/2013

DARIEN, Ill. – Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the mortality rate of those with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), referred to as overlap syndrome.

Invacare announces quarterly dividend

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08/16/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s board of directors has announced a cash dividend of $0.0125 per share on common shares and $0.011364 per share on Class B common shares, payable Oct. 11 to shareholders of record on Oct 3.

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