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DHHS okays pre-discharge delivery

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed a rule change that would allow home medical equipment to be furnished in a skilled nursing facility prior to discharge.

Santa Monica considers unusual accessibility law

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01/31/2002

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - HMEs side-lining in home modifications, here, could be in for some boom times.

Licensure: onward and upward

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME licensure efforts continue to chug forward.

FAMED hires first lobbyist

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01/31/2002

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

Vendor coaxes physicians to 'e-click'

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Physicians approach online correspondence and documentation with the same attitude they do about paper: it's a peripheral part of their job, taking a much lower priority than treating patients and collecting fees.

CMS aims laser at diabetes

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01/31/2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - CMS has granted a HCPCS code and an $870 allowable for a next-generation skin-piercing device that lets diabetics collect blood with a near painless method.

Don't balance Florida's budget by adopting competitive bidding for DME

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12/31/2001

Effective Oct. 1, 2001, the Florida legislature has mandated that the state's Medicaid program run a statewide competitive bidding project. The purpose? To cut $1.3 million from the Home Health Funding budget.

Goodbye to EMC

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12/31/2001

With regard to Electric Mobility and its dealer network, good bye to dealership sales and good riddance. Electric Mobility was a lousy business partner for dealers and even for its own sales staff in the field.

Suppliers pass on ADMC

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12/31/2001

YARMOUTH, Maine - It appears rehab suppliers are not taking full advantage of the advanced determination for Medicare coverage (ADMC) that the DMERCs are now accepting and processing for certain custom wheelchairs.

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