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After 25 years, Janet Sahr calls it quits

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08/31/2002

BOSTON - After 25 years as arguably the First Lady of HME, Janet Sahr called it quits recently and retired, a year after selling her $20-plus million company Home Care Supply. Sahr started Medi-Rents with two partners in 1977.

Homecare Products picks Sunrise as primary supplier

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08/31/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical's new executive team scored its most significant piece of new business to date last month when Homecare Supply picked Sunrise as its primary supplier of standard HME products.

Sleep

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08/31/2002

ResMed enhances Sleep Track program

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.

Marketing

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08/31/2002

ABN: Keep it simple

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

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