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Payment

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01/31/2002

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. - Mark Manchester can't believe it.

Legal

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01/31/2002

Playing to the doc's strengths

Get a good night's sleep: Hop aboard the e-CMN train

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01/31/2002

My involvement with electronic CMNs began in 2000. Since that time, I have talked to countless people regarding this technology.

Reimbursement

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01/31/2002

Careful: Repair work can be tricky

WITH NANCY BURMA
Q: We want to provide repair services to our patients, even to new patients, but we are reluctant because reimbursement is so difficult. Any suggestions?

Legend loses arbitration to United, sources say

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01/31/2002

SHARON HILL, Pa. - Managed care network Legend Healthcare has apparently lost a bid to recover $11 million it claims United Healthcare owed it. The two companies were scheduled to present their cases to an arbiter last November.

Airway takes on Lincare, grows

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12/31/2001

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Airway Oxygen is big and getting bigger, despite a major entry into this market by Lincare last spring.

DMERCs looking behind CMN, attorney warns HMEs

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12/31/2001

WASHINTON - The DMERCs have recently been taking closer and harder looks behind CMNs because they feel suppliers have compromised the certificates and are intentionally trying to affect the demand for equipment like power wheelchairs, a healthcare attorney is warning.

Rehab divisions could fall victim to Medicaid cuts

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12/31/2001

GREENVILLE, S.C. ­ Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.

Study: Store brand incontinence supplies spike

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12/31/2001

CHICAGO - Product innovation and the absence of multiple brand-name competitors are spurring private label adult incontinence product growth, according to a study by Information Resources, Inc.

Rehab divisions could fall victim to Medicaid cuts

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12/31/2001

GREENVILLE, S.C. ­ Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.

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