Also Noted

Oklahoma providers meet with Rep. Cole

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04/06/2018

NORMAN, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and the VGM Group hosted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., at an event at Norman Regional Home Medical Equipment. Members discussed how DME and complex rehab providers care for patients.

CMS officials on docket for Heartland

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04/05/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – CMS officials will participate in a panel discussion at VGM’s Heartland Conference.

Regulatory updates: Low volume appeals, prior auths

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04/05/2018

CMS will be accepting expressions of interest for low volume appeals from April 12-June 8, 2018, for all NPIs. An EOI must be submitted for each NPI.

Ascensia expands access for Contour products

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04/05/2018

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has improved access to its Contour Next meters and test strips for UnitedHealthcare members, it announced today.

Medicare Advantage gets 3.4% increase

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04/04/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will increase average payments for health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage plans by 3.4% for 2019, the agency announced on April 1. CMS initially proposed a 1.84% increase, according to news reports.

AOPA’s Fise to step down

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04/04/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tom Fise will step down from his role as executive director of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association when his contract expires at the end of 2018.

VMI exec to receive recognition

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04/04/2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tim Barone, president and CEO of Vantage Mobility International, will receive a 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Military Officers Association of America at an event on Capitol Hill in April.

Byram Healthcare signs up for eOrdersPlus

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04/03/2018

CARMEL, Ind. – Byram Healthcare will participate in the Preferred Supplier Program with Stratice Healthcare.

AADE releases tip sheet for mail-order diabetes program

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04/03/2018

CHICAGO – The American Association of Diabetes Educators has released a tip sheet for navigating Medicare’s national

ResMed names Ghoshal CTO

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04/03/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed didn’t have to look far to find its first chief technology officer. The company announced April 2 that it had named Bobby Ghoshal as CTO.

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