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N.C. provider gets jail sentence, fines for scam

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06/30/2002

GREENVILLE, N.C. - A federal court here has sentenced Scott John Thompson of North Carolina Mobility to 13 months in jail and three years of probation for using the mail to defraud insurers, the U.S. Attorney's Office reports.

Liberator adopts 'shell'strategy

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06/30/2002

STUART, Fla. - Liberator Medical Supplies, a $5.5 million HME with plans to grow much bigger, merged with the "shell" of a failed publicly traded company last month and hopes to raise cash by eventually selling additional stock.

Politics

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06/30/2002

Competitive bidding: All's not lost

WITH TOM CONNAUGHTON
Q. What will be the impact of the House passing a Medicare prescription drug bill that requires a national competitive bidding program?

Compliance

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06/30/2002

HIPAA is not going away, so get ready

WITH ERICA ROCHELLE
Q. Are you HIPAA'd out?

Who fleeced who?

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06/30/2002

Here's what the NBC Nightly News
"Fleecing of America" report, and the other national media outlets, didn't tell America last month after Sen. Tom Harkin blitzed them with another VA / Medicare cost comparison report.

Study: Bennies satisfied with CB

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06/30/2002

WASHINGTON - A new study that CMS will soon send to Congress flies in the face of providers who argue that competitive bidding decreases the quality of service beneficiaries receive.

Reviewing HIPAA's trail markers

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06/30/2002

The past couple of months I have been rambling along about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) trail.

Question & Answer

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06/30/2002

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - The state's providers have put the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which administers the Medicaid program, in the hot seat for competitively bidding oxygen equipment and supplies and hospital beds.

Study: Demand for dressings to grow

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06/30/2002

SAN JOSE, Calif. - As the U.S. population ages, demand will continue to rise for advanced dressings used to treat chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and diabetic ulcers, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan.

New warehouse to serve as foundation of Medco coalition

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06/30/2002

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Medco Group, a new marketing company that plans to build a coalition of small to mid-sized mobility and DME vendors, signed a lease on an 11,000-square-foot warehouse and offices here in June.

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