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Northwood spreads its Web

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01/31/2002

CENTERLINE, MICH. - Northwood went live with its redesigned Web site last month, offering members access to contract-buying information and other news intended to make their work lives easier.

AZMESA settles in

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01/31/2002

PHOENIX - The fledgling Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association (AZMESA) is looking forward to the perks of its new stature, mainly a permanent spot on the Region D advisory council.

OIG: Physicians not clear on Medicare home health rules

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Physicians aren't really clear about the rules governing Medicare's home nursing benefit, according to a recent OIG study. And they may be equally in the dark when it comes to Medicare's DMEPOS program.

For better or worse: Manufacturers roll out new technology

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - In the next five quarters, Invacare will roll out more new product than ever before. Sunrise Medical promises a similar barrage of technology. Smaller HME manufacturers are pushing technological envelopes in respiratory and rehab.

NewsPoll illuminates industry schism

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01/31/2002

An illuminating NewsPoll this month. A NewsPoll with a question that generated a deluge of opinion (see results).

Want ad: Scooter maker seeks HME manufacturer

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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.

Regional associations extend reach

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - The role the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) played in forming Arizona's state association has shined a bright light on the growing popularity and efficiencies of regional associations.

Question & Answer

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01/31/2002

You have mail: PSA discovers winning e-mail strategy with docs

Expanded CPAP guidelines effective April 1

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - CMS has made its acquiescence to expanded CPAP coverage official by announcing an April 1 start date for the new policy. Sleep providers are both pleased and optimistic that it will bring a groundswell of new business.

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

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01/31/2002

Today, most HME providers know that ADLs, now commonly cast as "convenience products," are escalating in demand from aging baby boomers shopping for elderly parents.

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