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Region D's Hoover on auditing

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04/30/2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — HME News talked to Region D Medical Director Dr. Robert Hoover last month regarding industry claims that the DMERCs are auditing more aggressively than ever before. In Region D, Hoover said, that is not the case.

Politics

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04/30/2002

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?

10-lbs. concentrator wins 510(k)

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04/30/2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. — AirSep's 9.75-lbs. portable oxygen concentrator has received the FDA's 510(k) marketing clearance and was scheduled to start shipping last month.

Attorney Tom Antone calls it quits after 17 years

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04/30/2002

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tom Antone, a prominent healthcare attorney and a fixture on the home medical equipment scene since 1985, will retire this month to spend more time with his elderly parents.

Exhibitors laud 'quality' of attendees

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04/30/2002

LAS VEGAS — For the first time in 22 years, Medtrade Spring sold out its educational seminars and by most accounts had one of its best showings ever.

Incontinence products come 'out of the closet'

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04/30/2002

Sales of incontinence products ­ like so many other segments of HME ­ are rising with the swelling tide of potential new users in the marketplace.

Non-profit launches Web site as resource for disabled

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04/30/2002

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 dampened its business, a for-profit Web site helping consumers find mobility and assistive devices is seeking a second chance as a non-profit.

Unbundling: What makes sense?

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04/30/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine — MED Group CEO David Miller's proposal to create higher HME supplier standards and to rework the Medicare fee schedule (see HME News, April 15, 2002) turned heads at AAHomecare's Leadership Conference in February and has kindled opinions among HME provid

Reimbursement

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04/30/2002

Subpeonas: 'Do not be afraid'
WITH ERICA ROCHELLE
Q. What if I'm issued a federal subpoena from a U.S. attorney or other government agency?

AAH unfurls e-CMN plan

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04/30/2002

LAS VEGAS — Technology executives from Rotech and Apria rolled out the blueprints of an e-CMN software system at Medtrade Spring last month and handed off responsibility for further developmental efforts to a task force led by AAHomecare.

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