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CAS recalls Ami Apnea monitors

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01/31/2002

BRANDFORD, Conn. - CAS Medical Systems is voluntarily recalling all Ami and Ami Plus Apnea monitors manufactured since 1997 by Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Mallinckrodt and CAS Medical Systems.

Respironics pushes sales envelope with acquisition

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01/31/2002

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Respironics is pushing the $500 million sales envelope now that it has announced plans to acquire Nova-metrix, a cardiorespiratory company whose primary business is centered in the hospital.

The state of the market

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01/31/2002

Manufacturers are bending over backward trying to find homes for scooters in HME showrooms, knowing the equipment's often considered an orphan of the power wheelchair.

Amigo continues to develop dealer network

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01/31/2002

BRIDGEPORT, Mi. - While Electric Mobility believes its best chance for success lies in selling direct to the consumer, Amigo Mobility International, a one-time proponent of selling direct, is sprinting in the opposite direction.

New Year mysteries

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12/31/2001

At the end of the year, there are a lot of things afoot in the HME industry, or on its margins, that I just don't understand. To wit...

Medicare bills offer providers relief

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed two bills last month intended to lighten Medicare's regulatory burden on providers, but don't look for immediate ratification on either.

"I don't get it. If it's not Medicare doing this, it's Medicaid doing that. Everbody has had enough."

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12/31/2001

- Florida provider Robert Slama on the state's decision to implement competitive bidding for medicaid.
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"We feel like we got kicked in the mouth."

Politics

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12/31/2001

Merging home health, HME

WITH SHELDON PRIAL
Q. Is the merger of AHCA with AAHomecare good news for HMEs?

A. This will create a powerful voice for our industry that will have the support of both DME/HME dealers and home health agencies.

Home sleep studies still under scrutiny

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12/31/2001

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Although Medicare has finally recognized the hypopnea as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, thus opening the door to more CPAP business, the prognosis for diagnosing or identifying sleep apnea in the home is still sketchy.

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