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Post office troubles concern providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – A perfect storm of delays at the U.S. Postal Service combined with an increase in demand for mail-order supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for providers.

Oswald’s Pharmacy pivots with testing and more

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08/28/2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Oswald’s Pharmacy has been learning new ones since 1875. Its newest trick? Covid-19 antibody testing.

ADA asks USPS to get back to business

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08/26/2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Diabetes Association has asked the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate its delivery standards after reports of mail delays across the country.

AASM makes push for student sleep health

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08/25/2020

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will hold its first ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20 to encourage students to get the sleep they need to excel at school this year.

Viemed seeks to supplement core vent business

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08/14/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – “Pivot” was the name of the game for Viemed Healthcare in the second quarter of 2020, as the company sought to keep business coming in when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. hard.

O&P pushes again for separate status

Stakeholders say they have an ally in Sen. Grassley
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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders.

Option Care Health weathers ‘turbulent period’

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08/14/2020

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health saw a decline in new patient referrals during the second quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, but that was offset by growth in its chronic care business, says CEO John Rademacher.

Senators introduce O&P companion bill

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08/11/2020

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to differentiate orthotics and prosthetics from durable medical equipment was recently introduced in the Senate.

CMS’s next step on vents is unclear

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08/07/2020

WASHINGTON – It was a first step, but CMS has more homework to do before it moves to establish a new national coverage determination for non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, say the members of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee.

Singular Sleep fills in-lab gap at home

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08/03/2020

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Due to the risk of COVID-19, in-lab studies are problematic right now, delaying appointments by months, says Joseph Krainin, president and founder of Singular Sleep.

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