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New PHS CEO, inspired by patients, seeks innovation


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – New CEO Cameo Zehnder has built an entire career at Pediatric Home Service, an independent pediatric homecare company based here.

Arriva execs settle allegations


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two former Arriva Medical executives have settled allegations they violated the False Claims Act by agreeing to pay $500,000 each.

Vent providers fear worst

‘We’re really just being asked to cut our rate and offer no other support’

YARMOUTH, Maine – The lack of clear guidance for non-invasive ventilators could make it difficult to calculate bids for the product and could, ultimately, compromise patient care, say providers.

Mystery surrounds nat’l mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies


WASHINGTON – With the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies on hold indefinitely, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next.

AOPA criticizes ‘unscrupulous’ providers


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is “strongly opposed” to lead-generation marketing for orthoses, a business practice that it says is responsible for an increase in fraud and abuse, the association said in a statement today.

OIG: Three strips dominate market


WASHINGTON – The top three types of diabetes test strips accounted for just over half of the non-mail order market, and the top 10 types accounted for approximately 93% of the market, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Option Care positions itself as ‘partner of choice’


DENVER, Colo., and BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care CEO John Rademacher says its merger with BioScrip will create a “powerful, independent platform” in the growing $100 million infusion market.

Roche sues pharmacy network


NEW YORK – Roche Diagnostics has filed a lawsuit against the former executives of a Utah-based company, alleging nationwide fraud involving test strips.

BioScrip, Option Care to merge


DENVER – BioScrip and Option Care Enterprises, two of the largest independent providers of home infusion therapy services, have entered into a definitive merger agreement, the companies announced on March 15.

Stakeholders seek to fast track two women’s health bills


WASHINGTON – With extensive groundwork laid in past sessions of Congress, stakeholders hope this is the year that bills seeking Medicare coverage for custom breast forms and compression garments for lymphedema get passed.