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CMS: CMNs enough for POVs, power wheelchairs

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The rehab and mobility industries are hailing a recent program memo from CMS that says certificates of medical necessity (CMNs) are enough for power operated vehicle (POV) and power wheelchair claims.

Matria rounds out DSM offering

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05/31/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Matria Healthcare debuted a new disease management program in April for patients with cardiovascular disorders, fulfilling its strategy to manage the nation's five most costly diseases and conditions.

URAC approves new DSM standards

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The American Accrediation HealthCare Commission (URAC) has approved its new disease management standards.

Shield Healthcare breaks with Coloplast

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05/31/2002

VALENCIA, Calif. - After learning in April that Coloplast owns one of its East Coast competitors, Shield Healthcare (SHC) is severing its relationship with the manufacturer of medical supplies.

California HME tells his story, newspaper loves it

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05/31/2002

CONCORD, Calif. - Cliff Woolard hit a marketing home run in April.

Complaince

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05/31/2002

Remember, ignorance is not an excuse
With Erica Rochelle
Q. Can I be held responsible for something I did wrong but didn't know was a violation when I can show I acted in good faith?

N.C. considers comp. bidding

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05/31/2002

RALEIGH, N.C. - After showing up in President Bush's federal budget, and in the Florida Medicaid program, competitive bidding has spread to North Carolina and could be poised for broader dissemination.

Who needs to pay attention?

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05/31/2002

Last month I left you standing at the head of the HIPAA trail. As I said before, the HIPAA trail is a bureaucratic trail so you will need to pay close attention to all the trail markers.

Let's raise industry standards

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05/31/2002

Fraud and abuse. Mention it to an HME provider and, no matter how serious the implications, it's hard to keep your eyes open. It's like when experts start talking about HIPAA.

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