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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?

Listen up, folks: The industry needs a makeover

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05/31/2002

First of all, let me say that though I possess strong opinions concerning how we as an industry have addressed issues in the past, I am not attempting to be antagonistic in any way, shape or form.

The ABN: not just about the upgrade

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05/31/2002

LAS VEGAS - The fastest regulatory change coming down the pike shouldn't blind-side suppliers. It's the much-hyped advanced beneficiary notice (ABN), the form advising beneficiaries that Medicare might not cover an item they're purchasing.

Lawmakers look to reduce AWP to fund cancer drugs

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) would like to see the averaged wholesale price of albuterol and other Medicare covered drugs slashed and the savings used to pay for oral cancer drugs.

Politics

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05/31/2002

Lobby congress, it's key

With Tom Connaughton
Q. AAHomecare has been particularly strident in urging its members to contact Congress as soon as possible. Why is that so important ?

Competitive bidding: 'It's not going away'

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Even if industry leaders manage to derail President Bush's call to roll out a national competitive bidding program for Medicare this year, don't think you've seen the last it.

Provider: 'Drop dead' Medicaid

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05/31/2002

SANDWICH, Mass. - Mark Sheehan had two words for state Medicaid auditors who claimed he owned $247,000 due to faulty billing practices: "Drop dead."

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