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Study: re/hab margins thin

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02/28/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Re/hab providers say a recently completed analysis of wheelchair repair costs paints a dismal picture: On average, they lose about $150 per transaction thanks to low reimbursement.

Reimbursement

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02/28/2002

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All eyes on Georgia Medicaid

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02/28/2002

ATLANTA - Now that the window for re/hab providers to obtain a National Registry of Re/hab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) membership expired last month, it seems the entire re/hab world has its eyes on the Georgia Medicaid program.

Sleep provider starts direct-mail initiative

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02/28/2002

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A sleep services provider here has launched a special program to encourage physicians to include sleep-disorder reviews in their annual patient physicals.

Mask spooks investors

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02/28/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, Respironics and Resmed, declined sharply last month, following reports that Innomed Technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal interface.

Cando.com gives e-tailing another go

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02/28/2002

CINCINNATI - Cando.com, which couldn't do it the first time it tried HME e-tailing, appears ready to give it another try. On its Web site the company claims CanDo.com has undergone some "exciting changes" over the past month, including new management.

The state of the market

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02/28/2002

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.

Study: faster hearts reduce apneas

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Faster heart rates caused by pacemakers can help relive apneas, lending credence to the belief that while apneas can affect the heart, the heart can also affect apneas, according to a team of French doctors.

Medtrade Spring aims to payoff BIG

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02/28/2002

For the gamblers out there, the odds look good that Medtrade Spring will produce a full house of exhibitors and attendees. Last year's show tallied a 17% increase in attendance, and VNU Expositions expects an even bigger turnout - 5,000-plus - this year.

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