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Accreditation

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03/31/2002

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. - Disease management (DSM) programs have been earning a reputation for boosting the health of those with chronic illnesses and slashing healthcare costs, but there's been one problem: they lack outside standards.

Rotech to emerge from bankruptcy: 'Here we go'

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03/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Medical prepared to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late March as a separate company from its troubled parent, Integrated Health Services.

Rehab Designs moves into new digs

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03/31/2002

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rehab Designs Inc. wheeled into a new, 3,500-square-foot space last month. The company, which specializes in high-end power wheelchairs and custom pediatric wheelchairs, had been operating out of a handful of spaces within the same building.

Because there's no reimbursement

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03/31/2002

Over the past few years, an otherwise innocuous phrase - inherent reasonableness - has become a bugaboo for the HME industry. The reason is clear.

Politics

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03/31/2002

How do you spell disaster?

WITH TOM CONNAUGHTON
Q. Is the President's proposal for competitive bidding anything to worry about? Is Florida Medicaid's proposal a concern?

AHP attracts investor interest

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03/31/2002

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - American HomePatient is still wallowing in red ink, but there are signs of life at the struggling national.

'Unbundling' Medicare reimbursement

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03/31/2002

The boldest proposal to come out of the recent AAHomecare Leadership Conference in Tucson - indeed, the most ambitious plan to reorient the way HME providers do business since the Six Point Plan and the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 - sprung from a Power Point present

Bankruptcy

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03/31/2002

STOCKTON, Calif. - A Dallas investment company has been hired to manage the fortunes of once high-flying Hometech Medical Services and has an option to buy the bankrupt HME for $11 million.

U.S. Rehab takes message to Virginia

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03/31/2002

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM's U.S. Rehab is taking its show on the road to the Virginia Medicaid program this month, according to Peggy Walker, director of member education.

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