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Legend Healthcare is history

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06/30/2002

SHARON HILL, Pa. - After two and a half years of struggling for survival, managed care network Legend Healthcare filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy April 29, leaving some former members bitter and with little hope of recovering what they are owed.

Merger signals start of paperless revolution

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06/30/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - A merger between two of the nation's highest profile home medical equipment billing service companies is kindling a paperless revolution.

Finance

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06/30/2002

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e-CMN company eClickMD signs up first HME provider

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06/30/2002

LUBBOCK, Texas - So far, Mikel Hays likes what he sees of his new e-CMN technology.

Dependicare's billing center paves way to greener pastures

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06/30/2002

BROADVIEW, Ill. - When DependiCare established its billing department as a separate entity and moved it to dairy country 90 miles northwest of Chicago in 1997, President Roger Miller admits he had some trepidation.

N.C. provider gets jail sentence, fines for scam

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06/30/2002

GREENVILLE, N.C. - A federal court here has sentenced Scott John Thompson of North Carolina Mobility to 13 months in jail and three years of probation for using the mail to defraud insurers, the U.S. Attorney's Office reports.

Liberator adopts 'shell'strategy

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06/30/2002

STUART, Fla. - Liberator Medical Supplies, a $5.5 million HME with plans to grow much bigger, merged with the "shell" of a failed publicly traded company last month and hopes to raise cash by eventually selling additional stock.

Politics

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06/30/2002

Competitive bidding: All's not lost

WITH TOM CONNAUGHTON
Q. What will be the impact of the House passing a Medicare prescription drug bill that requires a national competitive bidding program?

Compliance

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06/30/2002

HIPAA is not going away, so get ready

WITH ERICA ROCHELLE
Q. Are you HIPAA'd out?

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