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POCs on the rise, survey finds


BOSTON – HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.

BioScrip revenues decline again


DENVER – Inclement winter weather contributed to a decrease in net revenues during the first quarter of 2018 for BioScrip, which reported net revenues of $168.6 million down from $182.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Elite certification ‘validates’ Option Care nurses


Option Care recently recognized 19 of its nurses for passing the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) examination this spring.

Ascensia Diabetes goes toward future


PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care has upgraded its Contour Diabetes app to help users self-manage their diabetes better by analyzing behavior patterns and suggesting new ones.

CMS changes course on CGM policy


WASHINGTON – CMS will allow Medicare beneficiaries to use smart phone technology with their continuous glucose monitors, it announced.

Data-driven therapy 'way of future'


Treating obstructive sleep apnea makes patients feel better, reduces co-morbidities, and saves money—a win all around. That doesn’t make it any easier for patients to get used to their device, says Michael Cantor, chief medical officer for CareCentrix.

Acentus to providers: ‘Join the club’


TAMPA, Fla. – With his new company Acentus, provider Todd Cianfrocca is borrowing a page from private equity companies, except without the debt.

Upcoming meeting matches sleep patients with regulators


WASHINGTON – For several years, Congress and patient advocates have demanded that patients have a greater voice in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s product review process.

CMS releases draft templates for infusion pumps, nebulizers

Agency has already released drafts for oxygen, RADs, PAPs and vents

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


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