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08/31/2002

ResMed enhances Sleep Track program

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.

Marketing

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08/31/2002

ABN: Keep it simple

Cardinal helps pharmacies keep mobility business

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08/31/2002

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.

14 million Americans may have undiagnosed COPD

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08/31/2002

ATLANTA — About 14 million Americans may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and not even know it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month.

FAMES: 'Keeping our fingers crossed'

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08/31/2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services (FAMES) still awaits a decision from an administrative law judge on its lawsuit to stop competitive bidding for Medicaid.

Stock picker: Lincare looks good

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08/31/2002

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.

Medicare drops fraud ball

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08/31/2002

In reply to your article in the June issue of HME News, "Let's raise industry standards," you stated that "the FBI believes one out of 10 DMEPOS providers is a crook." I work as a manufacturer's rep in the Los Angeles area and believe the number is closer to three out of

August NewsPoll

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08/31/2002

Should HMEs meet a new, higher standard of credentialing before they are allowed to participate in the Medicare program?

Yes - 68%
No - 23%

What higher standard should HME providers be subject to?

New ostomy codes could be in jeopardy

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Whether the much-heralded, new ostomy codes should include six add-on codes for pouches is up for debate, CMS told the United Ostomy Association (UOA) last month.

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