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Medicare PAP Use Outpacing Other DME

Number of beneficiaries using sleep devices up 13%, allowed charges up 23% from 2012 to 2013.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for ALJ-Delay Meeting

Feb. 12 discussion will address OMHA’s two-year delay on assigning judges to audit appeals.

Medicare Touts ACO Initiative

Savings driven by Medicare and Pioneer ACOs top $380M in first 12 months.

NCAMES Reschedules Winter Meeting

Snows move date of North Carolina association to Feb. 10-11.

H.R. 1717 Gains Two More Co-Sponsors

Addition bring support for MPP bill to 168 lawmakers.

VIDEO: Boston TV Station Investigates Bidding

CBS affiliate helps open general public’s eyes to patient, provider difficulties with program.

Ottobock Moving North American Operations

Prosthetic company will move various offices, including North American HQ, to different new locations.

Sunrise Medical Announces Propel Recipients

Donation program benefits two complex rehab end users.



Active Healthcare Launches New Website

New online presence serves up education resources for sleep, respiratory and diabetic care.

Video: Texas Mobility Patients Vent Frustration

Customers of Dallas provider describe how Medicare policies negatively impact their access to care.

Medicare to Pay for Repairs to Scooter Store PMDs

CMS says it plans to pay for repairs performed on or after Oct. 24 2013.

Many Providers Frozen by CMS’s ALJ Appeal Delay

Fallout from decision to not assign a judge to new audit appeals for two years felt across healthcare.

Video: ‪CMS Posts ICD-10 Video

MLN Connects Youtube offering covers coding basics‬.

VGM Group Benefits Wheelchair Athletes

Member service organization raises $12,000 for Iowa Chairiots.

Two More Lawmakers Back MPP Bill

California and Pennsylvania lawmakers push H.R. 1717 co-sponsorship to 166 supporters.

CMS Release Jan. 22 Open Door Agenda

DME discussion will include fiscal year 2015 reporting cycle data collection requirements.

Invacare: Third Certification Audit Approval Delayed

Third-party auditor says work required before final certification report can be sent to FDA.

AAHomecare Maintains MPP Fight

Association aims for including language in SGR legislation; Rep. Price continues working on H.R. 1717.

Medicare Cuts Hurting Home Health Jobs

New report shows sector lost 3,700 jobs due to 14% cut to HHPPS.

Essentially Women Slates launch Focus on the Future 2014

Fourteenth annual event covering women’s health will run March 16-18 in Reno.

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