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Associations, providers lobby DOT to revamp travel O2 regs

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - There's a move afoot to change federal regulations governing travel oxygen, with the goal of making it easier for patients to fly and HMEs to do their job.

CMS unveils first 'provider update'

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - CMS last month issued its first edition of a new quarterly publication that lists changes in Medicare and Medicaid regulations to help increase compliance.

MED Group revamps mobility repair program

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05/31/2002

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group tweaked its Certified Repair Center program to make it more valuable to members and hired a long-time Everest & Jenning employee with years of technical experience to run it.

Clinical quality essential to secure rehab referrals

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05/31/2002

Although various innovative techniques are at their disposal for attracting referral sources, rehab providers say none of them will work if a company doesn't offer top-notch clinical care.

Dear Governor Bush

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05/31/2002

As you may know, Invacare Corporation has facilities in the Sanford, Fla., area that manufacture home respiratory equipment and hospital-type beds for use in the home. These facilities provide jobs for over 400 Floridians.

Lincare's sales efforts spark debate

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05/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare's "aggressive" efforts to woo oxygen patients from other providers has revealed a philosophical schism over what is acceptable when competing for business.

State keeps lid on Medi-Cal supplier numbers

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05/31/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Since 60 Minutes embarrassed California's Department of Health Services with an expose on fraudulent providers in 1999, the state has kept the lid on Medi-Cal supplier numbers.

CMS: CMNs enough for POVs, power wheelchairs

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The rehab and mobility industries are hailing a recent program memo from CMS that says certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) are enough for power operated vehicle (POV) and power wheelchair claims.

Matria rounds out DSM offering

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05/31/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Matria Healthcare debuted a new disease management program in April for patients with cardiovascular disorders, fulfilling its strategy to manage the nation's five most costly diseases and conditions.

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