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Rotech to emerge from bankruptcy: 'Here we go'

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03/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Medical prepared to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late March as a separate company from its troubled parent, Integrated Health Services.

Rehab Designs moves into new digs

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03/31/2002

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rehab Designs Inc. wheeled into a new, 3,500-square-foot space last month. The company, which specializes in high-end power wheelchairs and custom pediatric wheelchairs, had been operating out of a handful of spaces within the same building.

'Oxygen boy' meets Mr. Hoodenpyle

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02/28/2002

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. - Henry Early Hoodenpyle calls his 43-year-old HME provider, Rick Forshee, "oxygen boy." Forshee calls the 108-year-old WWI veteran Mr. Hoodenpyle.

By most standards, Hoodenpyle, who goes by Early, is not your typical O2 patient.

Reimbursement

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02/28/2002

DMERC customer service
WITH NANCY BURMA
Q. How can you be sure the information given by the Customer Service Units at the DMERCs is correct?

The times - they've already changed

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02/28/2002

You'll see some significant changes in the structure of HME News this month, based entirely on changes that are occuring in the industry.

Apria ushers in new CEO

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02/28/2002

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria has announced that Lawrence M. Higby, 56, has been appointed CEO and elected to the company's board of directors, replacing Philip L. Carter.

Strategies differ for lightweight, sports chairs

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02/28/2002

The line distinguishing lightweight wheelchairs from sport chairs has been gradually un-blurring in recent years and as a result, marketing tactics have become more distinct for each segment, mobility providers say.

AAHomecare: synergy, strength through unity

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02/28/2002

Last month, HME News published results of a poll revealing that some in our industry still believe that DME suppliers would be best served by a national organization focused solely on its issues.

Reaction

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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.

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