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U.S. Rehab takes message to Virginia

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03/31/2002

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM's U.S. Rehab is taking its show on the road to the Virginia Medicaid program this month, according to Peggy Walker, director of member education.

Shifting gears

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03/31/2002

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Lured by brighter prospects in the rehabilitation and respiratory products markets, Invacare has decided to quit selling lift chairs and is helping to transition about $10 million in annual business to Golden Technologies.

MED University goes public with new courses

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03/31/2002

LUBBOCK, Texas - After a year and a half as a private educational resource for MED Group members, MED University is going public.

Florida Medicaid releases RFP for competitive bidding; HMEs vent anger

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03/31/2002

TALAHASSEE, Fla. - Now that Medicaid has released an RFP for its competitive bidding project, HME providers are no longer in the dark, but they still can't see well enough, and a lot of what they do see, they don't like.

Praxair acquires $25M HME company

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03/31/2002

DANBURY, Conn. - Praxair Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Praxair, the largest industrial gas company in the United States, acquired Alpine Medical last month.

'It's time that it stopped'

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03/31/2002

Petit responds to negative home obstetrics study

Is manufacturer / customer separation crumbling?

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03/31/2002

ELYRIA, Ohio - Is the once inviolate church-and-state separation between the man-ufacturer's customer and the HME provider's customer crumbling? Some think so.

Legal

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03/31/2002

NEW YORK - A New York Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order against Mel Lev, the former CEO and "principal member" of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), and other members of his family.

Fear and trembling

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03/31/2002

The call comes in to the HME provider hotline at 10 p.m. - it's Mrs. Jones, a new Medicare oxygen patient and she has an emergency. Please come right away!

NRRTS turns up volume

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03/31/2002

LAGO VISTA, Texas - The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) will amplify efforts to market its memberships to Medicaid programs across the country during its annual Leadership Conference in August.

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