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Tennessee provider goes West

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03/31/2002

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mediserve Medical Equipment, which has been serving eastern Tennessee since 1984, extended its reach westward in January by opening a branch in Knoxville, Tenn., a regional healthcare hub.

Sources: FDA snooping out compounding culprits

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03/31/2002

NAPA, Calif. - The FDA has reportedly begun cracking down on pharmacists who continue to compound albuterol and ipratropium rather than furnish patients with Dey's DuoNeb, which premixes both drugs in one vial.

Healtheheart targets HMEs with DSM software

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03/31/2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Healtheheart revamped its disease management (DSM) software with a patient-tracking system this month, and it's now making a strong push for its use by HME providers.

Mr. Magoo had obstructive sleep apnea

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03/31/2002

CLEVELAND, Ohio - People with round heads face a greater risk of sleep apnea and chronic snoring than those with thin faces, researchers from Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University have found.

ResMed calls software debut a 'giant step'

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03/31/2002

SAN DIEGO - ResMed is releasing a comprehensive patient management program, called Boomerang, that the company calls a giant step toward ResMed's goal of being a total solution provider to homecare providers and sleep labs.

Look for fraud investigators to target smaller HMEs

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03/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - To get out of bankruptcy, Rotech Medical agreed to pay the federal government $17 million for allegedly improperly billing Medicare.

DSM providers uncertain of CMS demo project

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03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Providers say they're hesitant to submit proposals for CMS's disease management (DSM) demonstration project because the recently released RFP includes full prescription drug coverage.

Allied's prospects brighten

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03/31/2002

ST. LOUIS - Allied Healthcare is reporting profits of almost $100,000 in its second quarter, up from a loss of nearly $91,000 in the same quarter last year. In the second half of this year, Allied said it would begin to focus on its B&F home care products line.

Apria plans stock buyback

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03/31/2002

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare plans to repurchase up to $35 million worth of its outstanding common stock during the first two quarters of this year.

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