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Re/hab provider changes his tune

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02/28/2002

PORTLAND, Maine - Five years ago, Jim Greatorex never thought he'd be saying he'd prefer to do business with Medicare to private payers.

Provider: Mild winter boon for rehab sales

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02/28/2002

GERMANTOWN, Wis. - An HME provider here reported a 15% increase in re/hab sales in January, and he says it's due to a mild winter.

Study: Development of high-end chairs discouraged

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02/28/2002

BURLINGAME, Calif. - Frost & Sullivan recently reported that reimbursement cuts have discouraged wheelchair and scooter manufacturers from developing premium models, but industry sources say that's not necessarily true.

Study: Occupational COPD a big problem

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02/28/2002

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - The rising costs and incidence of occupational COPD and asthma warrant preventive intervention, says a study reported in CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

"I think the conclusion you can draw is that Innomed wrote a press release that was sufficiently effective in scaring

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02/28/2002

- Analyst Bruce Jacobs of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown in Boston on the stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, respironics and resmed, declining sharply following reports that innomed technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal int

Nevada cracks down on AWP

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02/28/2002

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada filed a lawsuit recently accusing 12 major drug companies of engaging in deceptive trade practices by manipulating or misstating the average wholesale prices (AWP) that govern Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for prescription drugs.

Want ad: Scooter maker seeks HME manufacturer

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Physicians approach online correspondence and documentation with the same attitude they do about paper: it's a peripheral part of their job, taking a much lower priority than treating patients and collecting fees.

Question & Answer

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02/28/2002

ATLANTA - In a decision one top executive says the company had no choice but to make, Graham-Field has announced it is outsourcing the production of several key product lines.

Industry's strategy: Strike while the iron is hot

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02/27/2002

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's Washington Legislative Conference "could not have come at a better time," says Walt Gorski, the association's vice president of government affairs.

Draft coding raises red flags

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Because the draft of new seating and positioning codes is diagnostically driven, it's raising a red flag with those in the industry, despite being a significant improvement over current codes.

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