Briefs

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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Connectyx & Fastrack team up to fight denial

PALM CITY, Fla. - A technology company that makes software to help HME suppliers manage claims denials has signed a marketing alliance with Fastrack Healthcare Systems. Fastrack will offer Connectyx Technologies MRN Manager as an added value service to its customer base. MRN Manager is now completing beta tests with five HME s, and physician groups and will be available to companies in the HME market within the next month.
Sunrise grows by 20%
LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical boosted its North American revenues by 20% over the previous year, according to Michael Hammes, CEO of the privately held company. Sunrise wrapped up its fiscal year in June. The sales jump exceeds growth over the previous few years, which hovered at 10% to 12%, said Hammes. “There’s no big spurt in any one place,” he said. “We’re growing pretty well across the board.”
CMS and FDA to link approval/payment

WASHINGTON - CMS and the FDA plan to sign a formal agreement to ensure that reimbursement is available when new drugs and devices reach the market, according to a news report distributed by Bloomberg. “[Medciare Administrator Mark McClellan] realizes that with innovation, in order to foster it and make sure it doesn’t get hung up in government, there needs to be a clear path for it,” said McClellan’s special assistant, Mary Lacey Reuther.
Outtakes

Salter Labs has chosen Roscoe Medical as an authorized distributor of its respiratory products for the HME industry. The agreement will give Roscoe customers access to Salter’s products through Roscoe’s catalog or e-commerce Web site…Trac Medical Solutions has signed an agreement with Pacific Pulmonary Services of Novato, California to enable Pacific Pulmonary to electronically complete CMNs and Written Orders using the TracMed’s CareCert solution.

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