15 Dec 2017

AMERICAN VEIN & VASCULAR INSTITUTE ADDS NEW PHYSICIAN

John Joseph Randono, MD, has joined the phlebology staff of American Vein & Vascular Institute, a network of eight vein and arterial diagnosis and treatment centers in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Randono has more than 30 years medical experience, specifically as a cardiac and thoracic vascular surgeon, and as a

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11 Dec 2017

4 DOCTORS AMONG 20 CHARGED WITH BILKING MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND OTHER MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS OUT OF $146 MILLION

Twenty people — four of whom are doctors — are facing charges related to a massive fraud scheme that bilked Medicare, Medicaid and other managed care organizations out of $146 million. Prosecutors from the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office said the defendants ran an enterprise in which recruiters offered cash to low-income and

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04 Dec 2017

KRATOM: POWDER GROUND FROM LEAVES OFFERS PAIN RELIEF, MOOD ENHANCEMENT

By Christine Vestal, The Pew Charitable Trusts CARRBORO, N.C. — On a sunny November afternoon in this quiet college community, a steady stream of customers walks through the doors of a local cafe called Oasis for a cup of an increasingly popular herbal beverage. The menu offers coffee, black tea,

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27 Nov 2017

FIFTH WELLCARE EXEC SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FRAUD SCHEME

Thaddeus M.S. Bereday, the former general counsel for WellCare Health Plans ,has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Florida’s Medicaid program. The Department of Justice announced that  Bereday will serve a prison sentence followed by a year of house arrest after he

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27 Nov 2017

BTG GETS CPT CODES FOR VARITHENA AS OF JAN. 1; MEDTRONIC VENASEAL GETS MORE FAVORABLE CODES

By Larry Storer The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have published the final fee schedule for new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category 1 codes for BTG International’s  Varithena procedures, and changed CPT codes for Medtronic’s VenaSeal, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The new codes for Varithena, which close veins

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27 Nov 2017

AMERICAS WILL BENEFIT MOST WITH IVC FILTER MARKET GROWTH

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global inferior vena cava (IVC) filter market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 11 percent by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the preference for minimally invasive procedures with improved medical imaging as

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02 Nov 2017

FDA approves DVT prevention device

California-based ManaMed has launched the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevention device PlasmaFlow in the United States. The portable, tubeless and digital PlasmaFlow, which comes with multiple pressure functions, helps to prevent the onset of DVT in patients by revitalizing blood flow in the

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02 Nov 2017

Medtronic Concerto 3D Detachable Coil unveiled for vein embolization

Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System that is intended to be used for embolizations in the peripheral arteries and veins. The device was unveiled at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in September. The device, which is now available to physicians

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02 Nov 2017

Access Vascular HydroPICC cath raises $4M

Medical device developer Access Vascular has raised $3.7 million to support its HydroPICC catheter designed to reduce thrombotic risk. The HydroPICC is a peripherally inserted central catheter which the Bedford, Mass.-based company claims can significantly reduce the accumulation of platelets and the risk of thrombosis. Financing will support the submission of an

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02 Nov 2017

Thrombectomy device market to reach $1.45B value by 2022

The global thrombectomy devices market is expected to reach a value of $1.45 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.7 percent during the forecast period, according to a new Research and Markets report, “Thrombectomy Devices Market – Global Forecasts to 2022.” The growing target patient population, ongoing technological

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