CMS announces contract winners in first phase of Medicare durable medical apparatus bidding program CMS on Mon announced that 325 suppliers have won agreements in the first phase of a durable medical equipment competitive bidding plan for Medicare scheduled to begin with on July 1, CQ HealthBeat reports http://cialisdanmark.net/allergisk-overfor-tadalafil.html . In 2008, this program will operate in 10 of the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas and will connect with 10 of the top durable medical gear, prosthetics, supplies and orthotics product classes. In 2009 2009, this program shall expand to an additional 70 MSAs and will continue to broaden in future years. The program will apply to additional product groups in future years.
CH and CIHR.I.L.D. Develop Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network Dr. Grace McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of THE BUILDING BLOCKS for Kids with Intestinal and Liver Disorders , today announced an important new partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Wellness Research to fund the creation of the Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network: A Joint Partnership of CIHR and the CH.I.L.D. Base. The purpose of this national research network and data system is to pursue an end to Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children and to improve the quality of care for patients and their families who suffer from these debilitating diseases. Related StoriesImproving adherence to ulcerative colitis medicines: an interview with Mattias Norrman, COO, Tillotts Pharma’I am pleased that CH.We.L.D.