Also Noted

Nipro provides retail options

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10/11/2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nipro Diagnostics, a manufacturer and marketer of diabetes products and supplies, has launched a new line of ancillary products that gives providers more retail options.

VGM to feature new online ordering portal at Medtrade

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10/10/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group will showcase at Medtrade next week a new online portal that automates the ordering process between hospices and HME providers.

S&P downgrades Apria’s credit rating

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10/10/2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Standard & Poor downgraded Apria Healthcare’s credit rating from stable to negative.

U.S. Rehab rolls out ATP master program

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10/09/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, the complex rehab division of The VGM Group, plans to introduce an ATP master program to prepare students for RESNA’s Assistive Technology Professional exam in the next year.

Parentgiving.com enters incontinence market

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10/09/2012

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Parentgiving.com, a website created to help caregivers provide better care for their aging parents, has launched Dry Direct, a new home delivery service for incontinence supplies.

Several arrested in strike force sweep

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10/05/2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Individuals at four DME companies were among those charged with Medicare fraud in a $65 million crackdown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force last week, according to multiple reports.

AARC hosts home oxygen survey

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10/04/2012

IRVING, Texas – The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is hosting a patient survey for oxygen patients regarding home services.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

DME MAC reports latest denial rate for K0823

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10/04/2012

HINGHAM, Mass. – Seventy-four percent of the claims for K0823 submitted in Jurisdiction A between April 2012 and June 2012 were denied, according to a widespread prepayment review by NHIC. The review examined 514 claims submitted by 188 suppliers.

Convaid reaches out to end-users

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10/03/2012

TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid, a manufacturer of pediatric wheelchairs, has launched a community outreach program, it announced Oct. 2.

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