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08/31/2002

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - George Karpman can go on and on about uniforms, as you might expect from a guy whose fed up with the clothes line.

CMS bureaucrat: Competitive bidding 'scares' me

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08/31/2002

WASHINGTON — A long-time CMS bureaucrat along with one of the fathers of home respiratory therapy have joined the chorus of those singing out against national competitive bidding for durable medical equipment.

HHS lightens HIPAA's load

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08/31/2002

It just got easier to take this walk on the

Competitive bidding: Savings called 'speculative'

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08/31/2002

WASHINGTON — The bare-knuckle fight over competitive bidding has turned into a numbers game, with both sides — the HME industry and CMS — spinning mind-boggling figures to buttress their arguments.

No paper: doc signs first e-CMN

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08/31/2002

LINCOLN, Neb. — The long-anticipated era of the e-CMN dawned here Aug. 21 when an American HomePatient billing clerk opened a completed certificate of medical necessity digitally signed by Dr. John Trapp, a physician partner at Pulmonary Specialties.

After 25 years, Janet Sahr calls it quits

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08/31/2002

BOSTON - After 25 years as arguably the First Lady of HME, Janet Sahr called it quits recently and retired, a year after selling her $20-plus million company Home Care Supply. Sahr started Medi-Rents with two partners in 1977.

Ala. VA bids out sleep studies

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08/31/2002

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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08/31/2002

ResMed enhances Sleep Track program

Homecare Products picks Sunrise as primary supplier

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08/31/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical's new executive team scored its most significant piece of new business to date last month when Homecare Supply picked Sunrise as its primary supplier of standard HME products.

Ala. VA bids out sleep studies

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08/31/2002

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.

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