"I don't think there are strong enough words for how much I disagree. How can they do that when they don't even know

Thursday, January 31, 2002

- Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue on the OIG-held belief that much of the fraud and abuse in the Hme industry could be prevented if only physicians were more involved.

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"It's just another one of those things that you can't believe is happening to you."

- Provider Mark Manchester on being asked to return money a bankrupt company paid him.
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The Accreditation for Health Care (ACHC) has appointed Mickey Letson to its board of commissioners. Letson already sits on the board of directors for AAHomecare and is chair of the Pharmacy/Infusion CouncilDr. Stuart H. Altman, professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, has been elected to Lincare's board of directors. Altman is a nationally known economist whose main focus is federal and state healthcare policy...Healthcare Automation has named William F. Hackett as president and CEO. In his new position, Hackett will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and operations of the company. Hackett was previously COO and CFO for two software development firmsWalla Walla Home Medical has joined the MED Group with Michael Banks, director, as purcahsing network member; National Home Health Care has joined the MED Group with Don Chrystler Jr., president, as purchasing network member; and Foothills Pharmacies & Home Medical Equipment has joined the MED Group with Ron Guida, president, as purchasing network member
Roscoe Medical has promoted Keith Heck to director of customer relations. Heck previously worked as a regional sales manager. In his new position, Heck will oversee customer service functions for Roscoe's more than 800 customers worldwide. He'll also serve as liaison between the company's sales, operations, shipping and other departments

Sunrise Medical has named Nick Macmillan global product manager for sleep products. In his new position, Macmillan will be responsible for all product management and product developments for the DeVilbiss sleep product family. Macmillan's background is in respiratory therapy and establishing respiratory programs