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Incontinence products come 'out of the closet'

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02/28/2002

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

C.R. Bard, Tyco call off merger agreement

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02/28/2002

MURRAY HILL, N.J - C. R. Bard announced last week that Bard and Tyco International have agreed to terminate their merger agreement.

Question & Answer

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02/28/2002

Reuther takes helm of RATC

Supermarket expands diabetes line into DSM

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02/28/2002

SAN ANTONIO - H.E. Butt Grocery Co. has tallied strong initial sales from its own line of diabetes care products, H-E-B inControl, and plans to use the products as a launching pad for a disease state management program, according to store officials.

e-CMN: Doc's e-mail vs. downloadable software

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - As new players begin competing for e-CMN business, and build platforms that can exchange e-CMNs between a doctor's office and an HME, two different means of getting to the doctor's desktop are competing for primacy.

OIG keeps the heat on AWP

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02/28/2002

WASHINGTON - The OIG continued its efforts last month to prove that average wholesale pricing should not be used when determining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

When bennys can change their mind

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02/28/2002

Recently, an article entitled "Medicare Capped Rental" authored by Nancy Burma appeared in your Dec. 2001 HME News publication. In the article, Ms.

HME excellence: The best and brightest get their due

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02/28/2002

Enron aside, no companies have endured as much federal scrutiny in recent times as those who operate in home medical equipment supply.

Bush proposes nat'l competitive bidding

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02/28/2002

WASHINGTON - Just like every spending plan since Ronald Reagan's first term, President Bush presented a 2003 budget last month that called for a national competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.

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