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CGS adds ostomy supplies, diabetic shoes to reviews

September 23, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - CGS has announced two more widespread post-pay, service-specific reviews for ostomy supplies and therapeutic shoes/inserts. For ostomy supplies, the codes affected are A4431, A4434, A5081, A5122. CGS says data analysis showed Jurisdiction C's allowed dollars for these codes were significantly above expected amounts. Additionally, these codes were consistently ranked in the top 20 for CERT errors. For therapeutic shoes/inserts, the codes affected are A5500 and A5512 through A5514....

CGS, Diabetic Shoes, Ostomy

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In brief: POCs on the rise, therapeutic shoe bill introduced

June 29, 2018HME News Staff

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. Applied Home Healthcare's OxyGo Fit and OxyGo were the highest rated POCs at 5.9 and 5.8 out of 7, followed by Inogen's G4 and G3, both at 5.7, and Respironics' SimplyGo Mini at 5.1. Survey respondents identify an average of 42% of their ambulatory patients as candidates...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Diabetic Shoes, FRESCA Medical, Motivo, Needham, VGM Group

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Also Noted

Senate bill would increase access to therapeutic shoes

June 29, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced a bill that would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify diabetes patients' need for therapeutic shoes. “Therapeutic shoes are a proven method for preventing costly and painful complications related to diabetes, yet current Medicare regulations force patients to endure a time consuming process to obtain them,” said Collins, the founder and co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus....

Diabetic Shoes, S. 3067, therapeutic shoes

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Specialty Providers

Softgait makes it easy to add new business

January 23, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FLETCHER, N.C. - A new tool that connects DME providers with a nationwide network of certified shoe fitters aims to help providers kick-start a therapeutic shoe business without having to incur a lot of expense, says Marcus Suess.“It's an easy add-on product line for 2018,” said Suess, vice president of new business development for Softgait. “Let's get DME companies together with fitters and create scale that way because alone, as we journey through competitive bidding and everything...

Diabetes, Diabetic Shoes, Marcus Suess, Softgait, therapeutic shoes

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Business Development

Diabetes opens door to new referral sources

October 22, 2015John Andrews

With its myriad co-morbidities, diabetes is a market that can offer HME providers access to a referral source stream they never considered before. A company established as a full-service diabetes supplier can access a wide range of specialists, including endocrinologists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, orthopedists, hematologists and vascular specialists.To start, as they are with all other markets, primary care physicians are the gatekeepers for diabetics and research shows they...

Diabetes Supplies, Diabetic Shoes, Dr. Comfort, Vionic Group

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DJO Global buys Dr. Comfort for $254M

March 14, 2011HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - DJO Global announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dr. Comfort, for $254.6 million in cash. Company officials expect the transaction to close in the next 30 to 45 days. DJO Global describes the diabetes care market for podiatry practices, orthotic and prosthetic centers, home medical equipment providers and independent pharmacies as “rapidly growing.” It noted in a release that for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, Dr. Comfort generated net sales...

Diabetic Shoes, Dr. Comfort, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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Specialty Providers

Bright ideas on horizon at annual show

February 27, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The typical women's health provider nowadays is a savvy businesswoman committed to her patients and her business. It's a balancing act that this year's "Focus on the Future Conference and Tradeshow" seeks to help them maintain. "The commitment to build relationships with their customers is still of paramount importance," said Cindy Ciardo, manager of vendor services for the buying group Essentially Women, which hosts the event. "But these are also good businesswomen who know that...

Diabetic Shoes, women's health products

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