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Finance

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03/31/2002

Enron's impact on HMEs
WITH TOM CARDEN
Q.What do Enron and Arthur Anderson have to do with me?

Temple doc launches wound care association

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03/31/2002

PHILADELPHIA - A Temple University Hospital podiatrist has founded a new professional medical organization called the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Steven R.

Mobility

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03/31/2002

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - While the stair-climbing, "sit-to-stand" Johnson & Johnson iBot wheelchair rolls through clinical trials, Fena Design's "sit-to-stand," vertically mobile Vertran wheelchair is hitting the streets this month in Minnesota.

Good but not great

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02/28/2002

What's good money in the DMEPOS business? And what's great money? As a Medicare provider, are you obliged to earn good money and not great money? That's what Tom Scully thinks.

Providers await new ostomy rates

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02/28/2002

WASHINGTON - CMS is slated to release fee schedules for the new temporary ostomy codes this month, and industry sources say it's anyone's guess what it'll come up with for reimbursement rates.

Internet

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02/28/2002

AUSTIN, Texas - Another company is launching an e-CMN initiative that would let HME providers exchange certificates of medical necessity via the Internet.

Strategy

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02/28/2002

DALLAS - A 19-location HME that targets orthopedic surgeons as referral sources and offers a one-stop-shop solution for all their equipment needs, is taking its show nationally, thanks to about $6 million in backing.

'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?

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