Also Noted

Women’s health trade show set for March 16-18

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01/21/2014

OXFORD, Mich. – Essentially Women will hold its annual educational conference and trade show March 16-18 in Reno, Nev., according to a Jan. 20 release.

Tandem expands voluntary recall of insulin cartridges

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01/21/2014

SAN DIEGO – Tandem Diabetes Care is expanding the voluntary recall of certain lots of insulin cartridges used with the t:slim insulin pump, the company announced Jan. 20.

Invacare plans to outsource IT

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01/20/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare plans to outsource its information technology division to the Japanese company NTT Data, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.

OIG to CMS: Review oversight process for CERT

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01/20/2014

BALTIMORE – The error rate reduction plans of Medicare claims administrator contractors are not always relevant to CERT results and vary substantially in number, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Hasco launches updated website

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01/20/2014

ADDISON, Texas – Hasco Medical has overhauled its Mobility Freedom website, adding inventory search capabilities and an interactive interface to help consumers search for wheelchair vans.

Bill seeks to lift ban on supply deliveries

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01/17/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two senators have introduced a bill that would allow independent community pharmacies to deliver diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries the same day an order is placed.

Bill takes aim at FAA’s sleep apnea policy

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01/17/2014

WASHINGTON – A bill introduced Jan. 16 in the Senate would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to follow a rulemaking process before changing its sleep apnea policy, according to news reports.

Orthofeet, AADE promote foot health

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01/17/2014

NORTHVALE, N.J. – Specialty footwear maker Orthofeet is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to develop an educational campaign promoting foot health for adults with diabetes, the company announced recently.

CMS reports PECOS-related glitch

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01/16/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

Comparative billing report on CPAP due this month

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01/16/2014

BALTIMORE – eGlobeTech will provide comparative billing reports (CBR) on CPAP devices and accessories to providers in mid-January as part of a contract with CMS.

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