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S.C. Medicaid reinstates co-pays for diabetic supplies

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01/31/2002

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Medicaid program here has decided to reinstate its co-payments for diabetic supplies but they're "sticking to their guns" for other HME like rehab equipment, according to the state HME association.

Providers (not bennies) must file claims for glucose supplies

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01/31/2002

Providers (not bennies) must file claims for glucose supplies
WASHINGTON - An advisory that Medicare will no longer accept claims filed by beneficiaries for glucose supplies and test strips starting April 1 should serve only as a reminder to most HME providers.

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.

Study provides sobering look at Medicare billing problems

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12/31/2001

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A new study that has aggregated remittance data from more than 240,000 Medicare claims has put ammunition behind HME claims that paperwork is the toughest part of being a provider.

For example, the RemitData study has found that:

FAMED hires first lobbyist

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12/31/2001

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers (FAMED) plans to hire its first-ever lobbyist to help track state legislative issues.

Sunrise transforms exec team

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12/31/2001

LONGMONT, Colo. - The retirement of Tom O'Donnell as president of Sunrise Medical, announced and effective Nov. 5, completes the remarkable transformation of the Sunrise Medical executive team.

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