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Business Development

Key in O&P: Take cash, be clinical

January 24, 2014John Andrews

Orthotics and prosthetics, as well as other related specialty products, represent a significant opportunity for HME retail sales, manufacturers contend.Orthotic and prosthetic products, combined with garments like compression hosiery and therapeutic shoes, offer a wide range of cash items to display and sell to prospective customers looking for health and wellness products, says Melissa Gwozdz, public relations and brand identity agent for Peachtree City, Ga.-based Sigvaris.“The variety of...

American Breast Care, o&P, Orthofeet, orthotics, prosthetics, Sigvaris, therapeutic shoes


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News

In brief: CMS reports glitch, OIG reports overpayments

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS. CMS and DME MAC system maintenance contractors are researching the issue. CGS says it will provide more information when it becomes available. CMS on Jan. 6 started denying claims with the names of physicians who are not enrolled in PECOS.Medicare overpays for...

American Association of Diabetes Educators, BioScrip, CareFusion, Claim System, community pharmacies, comparative billing, Convaid, cpap, diabetes testing supplies, DME MAC


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Orthofeet, AADE promote foot health

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

NORTHVALE, N.J. - Specialty footwear maker Orthofeet is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to develop an educational campaign promoting foot health for adults with diabetes, the company announced recently. Preventative care and therapeutic shoes can help diabetics maintain foot health and avoid neuropathy, according to the statement. “There are many teaching tools to help patients understand how to monitor glucose levels or eat a healthy diet, but there are very...

American Association of Diabetes Educators, foot health, Orthofeet


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Study: Shoe inserts reduce diabetes-related amputations

February 26, 2013HME News Staff

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - A new study conducted by researchers in Sweden found that shoe inserts could reduce diabetes-related amputations by 50%, according to a press release from Orthofeet, a manufacturer of specialty footwear based in Northvale, N.J. Conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, the study suggests that shoe inserts could comprise an essential part of a management program, along with regular check-ups, podiatry and education, that minimizes the incidence of foot ulcers,...

diabetes, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Orthofeet, University of Gothenburg


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