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Dole continues campaign to soften 'homebound' definition

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - A passionate plea from Bob Dole to the House of Representatives to soften the "homebound" definition as part of its Medicare bill did little to inspire members, who recently passed a bill focusing on prescription drugs and competitive bidding.

Marketing

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07/31/2002

To change image, make noise

With Allison Cherney
Q: A patient recently saw an NBC Nightly News story titled, "The Fleecing of America," on DME and cracked a joke about our industry. Can we market our way out from under the fraud and abuse image?

Finance

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07/31/2002

Budgeting for HIPAA compliance

Payers adopt codes for home infusion services

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07/31/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - HME providers are hoping standardized HCPCS codes for home infusion services now used by private payers will boil over to Medicare. Private payers began adopting the new codes, which include reimbursement for products and services, Jan.

Wealth of referral sources in compression/orthotics market

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07/31/2002

Pick just about any clinician in the medical community and chances are that person is a referral source for compression garments and orthopedic soft goods. What's more, some new titles are cropping up that are tailor-made for these markets.

Medicare: Who needs the headache?

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07/31/2002

(Editor's note: As the industry battles to beat back competitive bidding, HME News will profile from time to time providers who, for whatever reason, don't fear the reimbursement cut.)

Providers lament Palmetto GBA audits

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07/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Paul Smith is not alone (See story).

Homecare Products picks Sunrise as primary supplier

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07/31/2002

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.

Competitive bidding: 'We are in a war'

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Even if a Medicare prescription drug bill doesn't materialize this year, and a number of industry watchers think it won't, that doesn't mean competitive bidding will go away.

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