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Invacare ‘not pleased’ with earnings

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07/24/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has reported a loss in net earnings of $13.6 million for the second quarter compared to a loss of $12.5 million for the same period last year.

CMS changes up areas, products in Round 2 recompete

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07/18/2014

BALTIMORE – Keeping everyone on their toes, CMS has a few surprises up its sleeve for the Round 2 recompete of competitive bidding, say industry stakeholders.

Carving out contracts: New scheme or practical solution?

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposal to allow contract suppliers to sell specific lines of business could jolt M&A activity in the HME industry, but not necessarily in a good way, industry watchers say.

In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification

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07/18/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week.

New audit website serves as ‘rallying point’

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07/16/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has launched FixMedicareAudits.org to serve as one-stop shop for audit reform, the association announced this week.

Preparations underway for Round 2 recompete

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07/16/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to recompete contracts for Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies.

Bill caps off weeklong, full-court press on audits

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07/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Reps. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., and John Barrow, D-Ga., introduced a bill on Friday afternoon to reform Medicare’s audit program for HME.

OMHA pilots ALJ workaround

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07/11/2014

BALTIMORE – A new pilot program seeks to settle appeals that are stuck at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level, but is CMS ready to negotiate?

In brief: Drive Medical buys in Europe, The Compliance Team expands service

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07/11/2014

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive Medical has acquired Dupont Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in France. Based in Frouard, Dupont manufactures and distributes everything from wheelchairs to homecare beds to patient lifts.

OMHA pilots appeals program

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07/10/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced a pilot program aimed at helping providers resolve claims appealed to the administrative law judge (ALJ) level.

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