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Region D: HMEs can help with oximetry testing

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03/31/2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A recent statement by Region D Medical Director Robert Hoover appears to have muddied the waters when it comes to HMEs and pulse oximetry testing.

Coming up

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03/31/2002

Vendors take their shows on the road
YARMOUTH, Maine - HME vendors are hitting the road this spring, spreading the good word on a slate of business issues, including rehab, reimbursement and HIPAA.

Reimbursement

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03/31/2002

Subpeonas: 'Do not be afraid'
WITH ERICA ROCHELLE
Q. What if I'm issued a federal subpoena from a U.S. attorney or other government agency?

Analysts downgrade Lincare's stock

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03/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Spooked by its acquisition of a large respiratory-meds business and a fear that it may be embarking on a new, riskier business strategy, analysts downgraded Lincare's stock from a buy to a hold in mid-February and forced a sizeable sell-off.

Region A director cautions: Not so fast

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03/31/2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Region A Medical Director Dr. Paul Hughes cautioned home respiratory providers not to participate in providing oximetry tests to Medicare beneficiaries.

Legal

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03/31/2002

Making sense of marketing

Superstore remnant calls it quits

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03/31/2002

PHOENIX, Ariz. - One of the last vestiges of the HME superstore movement closed its doors for good in late January.

All-Ways picks up lift division

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03/31/2002

CONCORD, N.H. - All-Ways Accessible has acquired the lift division of one of its major competitors, the Raymond, N.H.-based Lifeplus, Inc.

Shield acquires Beverly Home Care's med supplies biz

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03/31/2002

VALENCIA, Calif. - In the provider's biggest deal since taking on Kaiser Permanente's medical supplies patients last May, Shield Healthcare last month picked up 14,000 new patients from the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Beverly Home Care.

Tennessee provider goes West

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03/31/2002

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mediserve Medical Equipment, which has been serving eastern Tennessee since 1984, extended its reach westward in January by opening a branch in Knoxville, Tenn., a regional healthcare hub.

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