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Briefly: Arriva Buys Direct Diabetic


Deal involves $2.5 million cash purchase.



Drive Medical Acquires Mountway Holdings Ltd.


Buy of UK manufacturer adds range of bath lifts and living aids to Drive's lineup.



Circadiance to Launch New Sleep Products 


Company will reinvest in products aimed at improving patient comfort, compliance.



PAMS Launches Compliance Education


Sponsored by various state organizations, the series is open to members and non-members.



CBIC Debuts Round Two Webcast


Free, on-demand video details Request for Bids instructions.



HME Claims in Round One See Staggering Plunge


Plummets as stiff as 82 percent point to patient access crisis.



U.S. Health Spending Rates Hit Historic Lows


CMS report shows 2009-2010 spending grew by only 3.9 percent. 



CMS Makes 3 Bidding Announcements


Updates concern updated worksheets, diabetic forms, removed codes.



Washington Conference Early Bird Rates Closing Soon


Registration and hotel discounts still available for Feb. 15-16 event.



Count Down to Essentially Women Annual Conference


Focus on the Future 2012 offers networking, education and products.



PAOC Expires


HME bereft of public forum for bidding issues on eve of Round Two bidding.



VIDEO: NCART Releases New Video


Complex rehab technology video aims to help users, physicians and consumer groups. 



Pride, Quantum Host Disability Mentoring Day


Mobility manufacturer's event hosts students as part of nationwide mentoring effort.



?Doc Fix? Stalling Before Holidays


A failure by Congress to pass tax bill gives industry more lobbying time for MPP.



Providers Urged to Lobby for MPP


Associations call for HMEs? support as they work to attach MPP to final ?doc fix? in final days of Congressional session.



Dream, VGM Partner for Audit Solution


VGM offers members discounts of HME prescription, documentation system that safeguards against audits.



FDA Proposes Work Suspension at Invacare


Agency says ?violations? led to consent decree that would suspend certain operations, Invacare says will discuss terms. 



Service Helps HMEs Track Patient Fatalities


Fastrack MDI helps providers prevent possible billing issues.