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Fla. could see another CB lawsuit

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07/31/2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Central Medical Equipment Rentals has asked the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in a six-page protest to return the three bids it awarded the company for its competitive bidding project.

Letter to Congress

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07/31/2002

The federal government brought into existence a relationship of fiscal, fiduciary and moral responsibility to the American people of the homecare industry when, in 1965, it enacted title XVIII of the Social Security Act called Medicare.

Petition under way

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07/31/2002

PLYMOUTH, Minn. - A petition asking Congress to limit Medicare reimbursement for rehab equipment to providers who employ rehab professionals landed in more than 1,500 mailboxes recently.

AAHomecare leads new coalition in fight against competitive bidding

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Calling competitive bidding a complex, bureaucratic scheme, a new coalition led by AAHomecare has rallied in opposition to congressional and administrative interests to put durable medical equipment out to bid nationwide.

Sleep

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07/31/2002

ResMed enhances Sleep Track program

After 25 years, Janet Sahr calls it quits

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07/31/2002

BOSTON - After 25 years as arguably the First Lady of HME, Janet Sahr called it quits recently and retired, a year after selling her $20-plus million company Home Care Supply. Sahr started Medi-Rents with two partners in 1977.

It's time to bridge the gap with CMS

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07/31/2002

If you're not persuaded that the government wants to do something about reimbursment for durable medical equipment, if you think this year's competitve bidding threat is a one-off, or, worse, a damnable consequence of BBA '97, look back to the 1980s when competitive biddi

Marketing

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07/31/2002

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - George Karpman can go on and on about uniforms, as you might expect from a guy whose fed up with the clothes line.

From the publisher

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07/31/2002

I've been looking over the shoulder of Editor Jim Sullivan for the past several weeks as he's collected the entries for this year's HME Excellence Award.

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