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Ala. VA bids out sleep studies

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07/31/2002

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.

Sleep

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07/31/2002

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Respironics has reworked its Encore Pro Data Management System to enable sleep providers to not only track compliance information but to track its installed patient base.

Stock picker: Lincare looks good

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07/31/2002

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.

DeCarlo follows his heart, departs HME

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Mike DeCarlo, a onetime director of regulatory affairs at the National Association of Medical Equipment Supplies (NAMES), is leaving work in the HME industry become director and counsel for policy development at the Health Insurance Association of America.

Cardinal helps pharmacies keep mobility business

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07/31/2002

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.

Texas Medicaid puts CB on hold

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07/31/2002

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Medicaid officials, listening to industry concerns about patient access to quality service, decided not to issue an RFP for competitive bidding last month but reserved its right to do so.

Internet

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07/31/2002

ELYRIA, Ohio - While companies selling Internet solutions to HME companies have largely drowned since the Internet bubble burst two years ago, one of the "solutions" they tried to float as a solution Invacare is now launching.

Fla. could see another CB lawsuit

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07/31/2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Central Medical Equipment Rentals has asked the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in a six-page protest to return the three bids it awarded the company for its competitive bidding project.

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