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CMS releases draft templates for infusion pumps, nebulizers

Agency has already released drafts for oxygen, RADs, PAPs and vents
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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS rolled out more drafts of clinical templates, this time for external infusion pumps and nebulizers, during a Special Open Door Forum on May 3.

Medical Service Company gets aggressive about sleep

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04/20/2018

CLEVELAND – Medical Service Company has launched a new division, MSC Sleep, and has opened several CPAP treatment centers.

Pediatric Home Service sees telemedicine as bonus opportunity

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04/20/2018

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A patient homecare visit that would normally take about six hours with travel time took Jill Anderson, a respiratory therapist with Pediatric Home Service, 30 minutes to complete using telemedicine.

Classic SleepCare expands ‘Scope’

Provider launches HealthScope Services to offer offshore staffing services
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04/06/2018

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Offshoring has often gotten a bad rap, but for Classic SleepCare, it was a matter of survival and, now, a new business opportunity.

Travel CPAP ready for ‘next wave’

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04/06/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Providers expect to see sales of travel CPAPs increase as the devices become more visible in the public domain.

O&P gets some respect

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03/21/2018

Todd Eagen is not an O&P practitioner, but in his role as president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America, he advocates as much for recognition of the important role they play in patient care as he does for regulatory changes to improve the profession.

Reporter's notebook: CPAP providers embrace group supports

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03/21/2018

A new group dedicated to sleep disorders could pack a lot of value for patients, say CPAP providers.

Mail-order changes a ‘good first step’

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03/09/2018

WASHINGTON – Requiring CMS to enforce its own rules for the mail-order diabetes program will help to preserve beneficiary choice, say stakeholders.

Cigna, Express Scripts plan merger

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03/09/2018

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Health insurance giant Cigna Corporation plans to acquire Express Scripts for $67 billion, it announced Thursday.

Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

‘The cost of compression garments is so much less than the cost of complications’
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03/02/2018

WASHINGTON – One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.

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