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NCART seeks managed care data

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03/01/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – NCART has developed a survey for suppliers and manufacturers to share information on reduced access to complex rehab technology at the hands of Medicaid managed care organizations.

Oxygen patients are worse off, report finds

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12/11/2018

NEW YORK – A new report published in the December Annals of the American Thoracic Society highlights the problems many patients with lung disease experience in getting and using supplemental oxygen.

Insulin use to increase, study finds

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11/29/2018

NEW YORK – The amount of insulin required to treat Type 2 diabetes is expected to increase by more than 20% from 2018 to 2030, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

Study details increased Part A costs due to bid program

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07/31/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has added a study that shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries to its lobbying toolbox.

Senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va., have introduced a bill that they believe would help ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes test strips.

Calm before the storm?

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I wrote a blog earlier this year about how competitive bidding has affected access to home medical equipment.

German ruling paves way for access to ReWalk

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08/11/2016

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The ReWalk exoskeleton system has been declared medically necessary by the Social Welfare Court of Speyer in Germany, announced ReWalk Robotics, the developer and manufacturer of the ReWalk.

OIG adds fifth bid study

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01/09/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has agreed to investigate the impact of competitive bidding on access to DME.

Back in July, 137 lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., asked the OIG to conduct the study.

What’s the real story?

Stakeholders respond to Post story on power wheelchair fraud
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09/05/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent story in the Washington Post highlighting power wheelchair fraud is simply rehashing old news at the cost of highlighting current problems, industry stakeholders say.

Cuts force nat’l provider to stop accepting Medi-Cal

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08/01/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s 10% cut to Medicaid reimbursement is taking its toll: It has driven at least one complex rehab provider from the market and left California Children’s Services (CCS), the state program for children with certain health problems, scrambling.

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