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Cardinal helps pharmacies keep mobility business

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08/31/2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cardinal Home Healthcare has launched a mobility fulfillment program, Rehab Plus+, that will enable its 3,600 independent pharmacy customers to provide scooters, lift chairs, wheelchairs and other DME.

14 million Americans may have undiagnosed COPD

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08/31/2002

ATLANTA — About 14 million Americans may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and not even know it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month.

FAMES: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

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08/31/2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services (FAMES) still awaits a decision from an administrative law judge on its lawsuit to stop competitive bidding for Medicaid.

Stock picker: Lincare looks good

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08/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - While potential cuts to Medicare Part B raise red flags for some stock analysts following Lincare, that's not the case for stock picker Rich Moroney.

Medicare drops fraud ball

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08/31/2002

In reply to your article in the June issue of HME News, "Let's raise industry standards," you stated that "the FBI believes one out of 10 DMEPOS providers is a crook." I work as a manufacturer's rep in the Los Angeles area and believe the number is closer to three out of

August NewsPoll

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08/31/2002

Should HMEs meet a new, higher standard of credentialing before they are allowed to participate in the Medicare program?

Yes - 68%
No - 23%

What higher standard should HME providers be subject to?

Ala. VA bids out sleep studies

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08/31/2002

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The VA hospital here put out a bid June 20th for at-home sleep studies, but the exact parameters of how the studies would be conducted remain vague.

Power wheelchairs

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08/31/2002

Permobil
C2K Corpus - Drive: front
- Size: 43 x 26 x 40 inches
- Weight capacity: 220-265 pounds
- Top speed: 5 mph
- Turning radius: 26 inches
- Range on full charge: 19-25 miles

Power wheelchairs

 - 
08/31/2002

Permobil
C2K Corpus - Drive: front
- Size: 43 x 26 x 40 inches
- Weight capacity: 220-265 pounds
- Top speed: 5 mph
- Turning radius: 26 inches
- Range on full charge: 19-25 miles

Education picks up steam as show returns to Atlanta

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08/31/2002

ATLANTA - With a nod toward the industry's increasingly clinical bent and attendant need for education, Medtrade has refined its seminars this year to meet the needs of companies that "have gone out of their way to hire RTs, PTs, OTs and nurses," said Louis Feuer, the sho

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