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PB ushers rebirth of liquid O2

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07/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Three years ago, the prospects for the long-term viability for liquid oxygen were so bleak that the three major vendors in the category - Puritan Bennet, Caire and Penox - could hear the ominous footsteps of the bellringer climbing to ring the death knel

Same or similar denials burn Region D providers

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Region D denials for "same or similar" claims appear to be skyrocketing, according to one billing professional.

Weird News

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07/31/2002

Quadriplegic sues strip club
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A quadriplegic has sued a strip club, charging that it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the lap dance room does not have wheelchair access, according to The Associated Press.

Legal

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07/31/2002

Providers, look out for 'agents'

With Neil Caesar
Q. Rotech Healthcare just uncovered fraud by one of its subcontractors that almost resulted in $30 million in false billings. Do I need to worry about my subcontractors, partners, vendors, etc.?

AHP to deploy Trac Medical's CareCert

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07/31/2002

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - American HomePatient plans to begin using Trac Medical's CareCert e-CMN solution at three regional billing centers this month. The company is planning an expansion to all regional centers within a year.

Consultant fabricates $30M in VA business, Rotech says

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07/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - A rogue consultant at Rotech Healthcare allegedly lined his pockets with greenbacks - or intended to - by concocting an elaborate swindle that fabricated $30 million in non-existent sales of DME to the Veteran's Affairs.

PB opens new Helios factory

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07/31/2002

PLEASANTON, Calif. – A 65% rise in liquid oxygen usage over the past three years has inspired Helios manufacturer Puritan Bennett to move assembly of the personal oxygen device to a new Indiana factory nearly twice as large as the old one.

Question & Answer

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07/31/2002

Non-profit donates used wheelchairs

American HomePatient dumps Arthur Andersen

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07/31/2002

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - American HomePatient dumped Arthur Andersen as its accountant in mid June and is in the process of finding a replacement, according to filings with the Security and Exchange Commission.

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