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AOPA criticizes ‘unscrupulous’ providers

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03/28/2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is “strongly opposed” to lead-generation marketing for orthoses, a business practice that it says is responsible for an increase in fraud and abuse, the association said in a statement today.

OIG: Three strips dominate market

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03/27/2019

WASHINGTON – The top three types of diabetes test strips accounted for just over half of the non-mail order market, and the top 10 types accounted for approximately 93% of the market, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Option Care positions itself as ‘partner of choice’

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03/22/2019

DENVER, Colo., and BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care CEO John Rademacher says its merger with BioScrip will create a “powerful, independent platform” in the growing $100 million infusion market.

Roche sues pharmacy network

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03/22/2019

NEW YORK – Roche Diagnostics has filed a lawsuit against the former executives of a Utah-based company, alleging nationwide fraud involving test strips.

BioScrip, Option Care to merge

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03/15/2019

DENVER – BioScrip and Option Care Enterprises, two of the largest independent providers of home infusion therapy services, have entered into a definitive merger agreement, the companies announced on March 15.

Stakeholders seek to fast track two women’s health bills

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03/08/2019

WASHINGTON – With extensive groundwork laid in past sessions of Congress, stakeholders hope this is the year that bills seeking Medicare coverage for custom breast forms and compression garments for lymphedema get passed.

InfuSystem sees growth potential in oncology

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03/08/2019

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – With one of its largest competitors changing its offerings in the oncology market, InfuSystem has a chance to pick up significant market share, said CEO Rich Dilorio on a recent earnings call.

Custom breast forms legislation introduced in both chambers

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery, VGM reports.

Viemed ready to ‘add fuel’ to growth plans

The lifting of the competitive bidding programs creates opportunity, say execs
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03/01/2019

LAFAYETTE, La. – Oxygen and sleep therapy are high on the list of expansion plans for Viemed Healthcare, company executives said on a Feb. 28 earnings call.

Insulet reports positive net income for first time

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02/26/2019

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet Corp. has reported net income of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $6.9 million for the same period in 2017.

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