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Massachusetts HMEs entangled in CO-50 denials

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Now that providers here have been audited and penalized "tens of thousands of dollars" by Medicaid for not sending CO-50 denials to the DMERCs for review, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) is eyeing CMS for clarification.

M&A in 2002: more of same

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - The mergers and acquisition landscape hasn't sprouted any blockbuster deals so far in 2002.

Legal

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02/28/2002

Playing to the doc's strengths

WITH MICHAEL DECARLO
Q: President Bush's federal budget contains a Medicare competitive bidding proposal for all HME. What are the chances that it will become law?

AAH pursues own e-CMN agenda

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02/28/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - While various companies with a stake in e-CMNs launch efforts to begin mainstreaming a technology they say is ready to go, AAH and its e-CMN steering committee continue to formulate a software strategy.

Teaming up with Teamsters

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02/28/2002

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Patient Advocate Home Care joined the Teamsters last month and became possibly the first unionized HME in the country, says owner Dan Buikema.

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.

Industry tackles creating support surface standards

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01/31/2002

NEW ORLEANS - Industry leaders met here last month to lay the foundation of a three-year project to create a set of standards for support surfaces.

Scully may favor O2 thaw

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Although oxygen reimbursement has been frozen nearly solid since the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997, industry leaders have new grounds for hope that CMS may be sympathetic to a real thaw.

G-F enlists new CEO, board members

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01/31/2002

ATLANTA - Graham-Field has got a new CEO and some new notable additions to its board. Michael Joffred will succeed Tom Opladen as CEO and chairman of the board. Joffred had served as GF's CFO through the restructuring process.

Northwood spreads its Web

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01/31/2002

CENTERLINE, MICH. - Northwood went live with its redesigned Web site last month, offering members access to contract-buying information and other news intended to make their work lives easier.

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