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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.

Letter to Congress

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07/31/2002

The federal government brought into existence a relationship of fiscal, fiduciary and moral responsibility to the American people of the homecare industry when, in 1965, it enacted title XVIII of the Social Security Act called Medicare.

Petition under way

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07/31/2002

PLYMOUTH, Minn. - A petition asking Congress to limit Medicare reimbursement for rehab equipment to providers who employ rehab professionals landed in more than 1,500 mailboxes recently.

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