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Breast prostheses could get coverage boost

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04/28/2010

WASHINGTON - In what's described by industry stakeholders as a "win-win," a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms was introduced April 22.

OSA: Tapping a new market

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04/26/2010

The typical candidate for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an overweight, middle-aged male. In fact, men are eight to nine times more likely to be diagnosed than women.

Q&A: Blueprint for fitness

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04/26/2010

It doesn’t have to take a lot of money or space to create a place for employees to get a workout in, says Chris Hunter, CEO of Onlife, which works with companies to establish wellness programs and onsite fitness centers.

At Simplex, employees work it out

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04/26/2010

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – When Simplex Healthcare moved into bigger digs recently it carved out space for an unusual purpose: an employee fitness center.

Briefs

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04/26/2010

Lawmaker proposes amputee awareness

Sleep coalition seeks to keep sleep studies in check

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04/07/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - When CMS approved home sleep studies in 2008, it may have opened the gates a little too wide, says a group of sleep providers.

Medicare ups ante for CPAPs

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04/01/2010

BALTIMORE - Just when CPAP providers thought CMS couldn't possibly impose more documentation requirements on them, the DME MACs last week began enforcing new local coverage determinations.

Site-seeing visit

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03/25/2010

Pharmacist Robert Borgatti, owner of Vienna Rexall Drug in Vienna, Va., hosted Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., during the President's Day Congressional recess in February.

Women's health providers race to annual conference

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03/25/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Keeping up with the changes in the HME--and retail--marketplace requires women's health providers to stay on their toes. This year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" stands poised to help attendees do just that.

AmMed Direct lays off staffers

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03/25/2010

NASHVILLE - Mail order diabetes provider AmMed Direct in February reduced its workforce by 17%.

Also out: COO Tom Milam.

The company laid off about 80 employees, it was reported in the Feb. 13 Tennessean.

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