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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.

Extrapolation in Senate's hands

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Now that the House has passed its version of regulatory and contracting relief, the Senate Finance Committee is looking at the issue under the guise of the Medicare Appeals, Regulatory and Contracting Improvement Act of 2001 (S. 1738).

Providers can expect UPIN edits

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - On the heels of an OIG report that states in 1999 Medicare paid $32 million for medical equipment and supply claims with invalid UPINs and $59 million for claims with inactive numbers, CMS has released a program memorandum requesting carriers review claims an

OIG studies question AWP

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - A slew of recent OIG reports studying the discount below AWP at which pharmacies purchase brand name drugs in various states is strengthening CMS's argument that average wholesale prices might distort drug prices, healthcare attorneys are saying.

AWP does it all: distribute, manufacture, deal product

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12/31/2001

FRESNO, Calif. - After several years of focusing on its OEM business, American Wheelchair Products is jumping back into the distribution of manual wheelchair parts with both feet.

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