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02/28/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Industry sources are denying that physicians have plotted against HME suppliers to keep patients in hospitals, despite recent comments from Matria Healthcare's president and CEO that allude to just that.

Study: e-CMNs must save docs time and money

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02/28/2002

NEW YORK - There's no way doctors are going to adopt e-CMNs or any other advanced technology unless it makes them money or allows them to spend more face time with patients, according to a new study, Physicians and Emerging Information Technologies.

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.

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01/31/2002

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Home Health Corporation of America (HHCA) emerged from bankruptcy last month a leaner, more focused company that no longer supplies home medical equipment.

VGM blasts into cyberspace with new online university

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01/31/2002

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group's makeover as a member-services organization - and not just a buying group - took on some fresh paint last month when the 1,600-member VGM founded a new online university.

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.

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