April 2012

CMS reminds providers about May 1 state license deadline

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a reminder about the license deadline for providers...

SCOOTER Store gains honor for business vehicle management

The SCOOTER Store of New Braunfels, Texas, a power mobilityprovider,  announced last week that it has...

National Provider Call set for HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services has scheduled a National Provider Call for Wednesday from...

Ottobock hires new customer service rep for mobility seating

Ottobock announced last week that it has hired Julie Robinson as customer service representative for the mobility...

Jeremy Stolz promoted to vice president-VGM Fulfillment

VGM, in Waterloo, Iowa, recently announce that Jeremy Stolz has been promoted to vice president-VGM Fulfillment....

MAMES announces award winners

The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) recently announced the winners of the 12th...

Aetna Better Health of Ohio to administer Medicaid services

Aetna Better Health of Ohio has been selected by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to administer...

VGM sales course approved for IACET accreditation

VGM Education and Emerge Sales announced last week that the “Mike Sperduti 7 Step Sales Process”...

Winners named for Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge

Health 2.0 announced last week that teams from Zenithech LLC, Avanade Inc. and Big Yellow Star won the Medicare...

CBIC website getting reorganized; changes set for this week

The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website is being reorganized. Officials said the...

RemitDATA partners with Definitive Homecare Solutions

RemitDATA Inc.–an HME industry expert in reimbursement, productivity and utilization data and analysis...

Philips names Deborah DiSanzo new CEO for Healthcare

Royal Philips Electronics last week announced the appointment of Deborah DiSanzo as chief executive officer...

Call set for Medicare FFS Implementation of HIPAA Version 5010 and D.0

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Service has scheduled a national provider call on the status of Medicare...

Report shows 42 percent of U.S. deaths occur under hospice care

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recently released its 2011 Facts and Figures: Hospice...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida changes name to Florida Blue

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. is rebranding itself as Florida Blue. The name, a logo and tagline...

VGM Education gains re-accreditation from IACET

VGM Education has been re-accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training...

Lawmakers focus on Medicare fraud by shell companies, nominee owners

Republican members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees last week sent a letter to Marilyn...

HME providers gather signatures supporting Market Pricing Program

HME providers have encouraged more than 1,000 beneficiaries and community members to sign letters to Congress...

VGM financial executive, designers and marketing group honored

Mike Mallaro, chief financial officer and chief information officer for VGM Group Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa,...

Essentially Women hold annual conference in Orlando

Essentially Women GPO, a premier purchasing group for women’s health care products, conducted its 12th...