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AHP attracts investor interest

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03/31/2002

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - American HomePatient is still wallowing in red ink, but there are signs of life at the struggling national.

'Unbundling' Medicare reimbursement

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03/31/2002

The boldest proposal to come out of the recent AAHomecare Leadership Conference in Tucson - indeed, the most ambitious plan to reorient the way HME providers do business since the Six Point Plan and the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 - sprung from a Power Point present

Bankruptcy

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03/31/2002

STOCKTON, Calif. - A Dallas investment company has been hired to manage the fortunes of once high-flying Hometech Medical Services and has an option to buy the bankrupt HME for $11 million.

U.S. Rehab takes message to Virginia

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03/31/2002

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM's U.S. Rehab is taking its show on the road to the Virginia Medicaid program this month, according to Peggy Walker, director of member education.

Shifting gears

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03/31/2002

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Lured by brighter prospects in the rehabilitation and respiratory products markets, Invacare has decided to quit selling lift chairs and is helping to transition about $10 million in annual business to Golden Technologies.

MED University goes public with new courses

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03/31/2002

LUBBOCK, Texas - After a year and a half as a private educational resource for MED Group members, MED University is going public.

ABN meets lackluster reception

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - To the victors go the spoils, but it doesn't look like many are touching the spoils of the recently won Advanced Beneficiary Notice - neither the Medicare beneficiaries who can now upgrade the rental or purchase of DMEPOS equipment, or the DMEPOS suppli

Tyco officials mum on PB's future

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02/28/2002

EXETER, New Hampshire - What does the future hold for Puritan Bennett now that parent company Tyco International plans to subdivide into four independent companies?

Air travel up for people in chairs

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02/28/2002

WASHINGTON - Even with the decline in travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, the number of customers requesting wheelchairs when they make plane reservations is up.

Infusion market up for grabs

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02/28/2002

MELVILLE, N.Y. - By striking a deal to sell its home infusion business, Gentiva Health Services stands poised to throw that market niche up for grabs.

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