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In brief: Lawmakers make fraud recommendations, Sleep HealthCenters closes

February 1, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of six senators on Jan. 31 released recommendations aimed at curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. In May 2012, members of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, asked the healthcare community for its suggestions on how to tackle the problem and received more than 2,000 pages of suggestions in response. Those suggestions include: eliminating duplication and redundancy in anti-fraud programs, ensuring that provider enrollment policies...

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Sleep HealthCenters closes abruptly

January 29, 2013HME News Staff

BOSTON - Sleep HealthCenters, a sleep testing diagnostics chain, abruptly closed down all 19 of its locations, according to a report from the Boston Globe. With most of its locations in New England, including 11 in Massachusetts, the company cited “circumstances beyond our control” as the reason for the closure. In particular, Richard Mikels, the company's lawyer, blamed the proliferation of home sleep testing kits. “This change from the pervasive use of sleep centers to the pervasive...

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