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Continental's earnings drop

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09/30/2002

GLENDALE, Calif. - Following quarter after quarter of positive financial results and good news, Continental Home Healthcare has hit a bump in the road.

Loan Closets

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09/30/2002

Regarding 'OIG gives advice on loan closets' in the June issue, the OIG's attitude on this issue will do more harm for the DME industry than it will meet the needs of the patient.

Medicare: 'It's not a good business to be in'

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09/30/2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two years ago, sick and tired of what Alan Grogan termed Medicaid's "arbitrary and improper reductions in payments", Grogan's Healthcare Supply stopped servicing Medicaid customers.

Fledgling Sunrise president resigns

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09/30/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - John Kitts, who was appointed president of Sunrise Medical's North American Commercial Operations late last year, resigned Sept. 9 in the wake of a management transition in the company's upper echelon.

AAH makes membership a priority

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09/30/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With approximately 800 corporate members, the American Association for Homecare is not an insignificant player in the health care sector.

Reimbursement

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09/30/2002

Our friend, the K0011 wheelchair
WITH BRUCE BOTHIS
Q. With all I'm seeing in the trade regarding documentation for K0011s, what do I truly need to get paid?

Outreach

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09/30/2002

GRAFTON, N.D. - Twice a month, employees from Adaptive Equipment Services hop into a one-ton truck and travel across the state to the homes, schools or places of work of people with disabilities to fit them for adaptive equipment.

Disease state management

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09/30/2002

CANTON, Mass. - Disease state management isn't so widespread as to be a must for HME providers. But until some provider develops a purer brand of oxygen, DSM does offer a competitive advantage, say industry watchers.

Power chairs

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09/30/2002

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare's efforts to recall all of its power wheelchairs manufactured between 1985 and 2000 were challenged last month after the company settled a $7 million lawsuit in Arizona.

September mourn

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09/30/2002

WASHINGTON - Since the destruction of the World Trade Center last year, the FBI has diverted its attention from healthcare fraud to track anti-terrorist activities.

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