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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.

Ala. VA bids out sleep studies

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07/31/2002

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The VA hospital here put out a bid June 20th for at-home sleep studies, but the exact parameters of how the studies would be conducted remain vague.

Sleep

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07/31/2002

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Respironics has reworked its Encore Pro Data Management System to enable sleep providers to not only track compliance information but to track its installed patient base.

Stock picker: Lincare looks good

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07/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - While potential cuts to Medicare Part B raise red flags for some stock analysts following Lincare, that's not the case for stock picker Rich Moroney.

DeCarlo follows his heart, departs HME

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07/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Mike DeCarlo, a onetime director of regulatory affairs at the National Association of Medical Equipment Supplies (NAMES), is leaving work in the HME industry become director and counsel for policy development at the Health Insurance Association of America.

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