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Two acquisitions drive mission at Sigvaris


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris says it is two steps closer to becoming a complete solution provider for multiple therapy needs.

Short takes: Mediware, Sigvaris, Medline


Cooley Medical has purchased Mediware’s CareTend software for its home infusion line of business. The software will allow the provider to improve inventory management, workflow and data reporting.

In brief: Scooter Store execs dodge charges, CMS revises scope of review


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Justice Department will not bring criminal charges against former executives of the now defunct The Scooter Store, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Sigvaris strengthens market position


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris has completed a definitive agreement to purchase BiaCare, a Zeeland, Mich.-based manufacturer of short stretch wraps, compression garments and other products designed to treat patients with veno-lymphatic diseases and disorders.

In brief: OIG targets orthotics and vents, Rep. Tipton throws support behind rural providers


WASHINGTON – Orthotics and vents are among the HME that the Office of Inspector General plans to focus on in fiscal year 2016, according to a work plan published week.

Sigvaris marks start of expansion


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 2, kicking off its plans to build a 40,000-square-foot facility with office, manufacturing and warehouse space.

In brief: CMS limits scope of audits, O&P fight rages on


WASHINGTON – For redeterminations and reconsiderations of claims denied following a post-payment review or audit, CMS has instructed the MACs and QICs to limit their scope to the reason the claim or line item was initially denied, according to a recent MLN Matters

Sigvaris rallies behind ‘Lymphedema Act’


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris recently sponsored a group of advocates, including Robyn Bjork, a wound care and lymphedema specialist, to educate Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., about the condition and The Lymphedema Treatment Act.

Sigvaris sponsors lymphedema, wound care certification


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris and the International Lymphedema & Wound Care Training Institute have teamed up to offer what they say is the only certification program focused on wound care and lymphedema.

Sigvaris enlists lymphedema expert


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Sigvaris has joined forces with Robyn Bjork of the International Lymphedema & Wound Care Training Institute to help spur innovation for patients with lymphedema, CVI and venous ulcers.