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Kerr Drug kicks off HME concept

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04/20/2003

April 21, 2003

DURHAM, N.C. - Kerr Drug, a regional pharmacy chain with 130 locations in North Carolina and one in Charleston, S.C., is launching a home medical equipment initiative that includes respiratory therapy, DME, diabetes, women’s health products.

Invacare contemplates more in China

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04/20/2003

April 21, 2003

ELYRIA, Ohio - As so-called “copycat imports” continue to bring pricing pressures to Invacare’s standard product lines, the largest home medical equipment manufacturer has begun to consider a manufacturing presence in China.

2001 seniors leave hospital twice as fast 1970 counterparts

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04/20/2003

April 21, 2003

ATLANTA - The average length of hospital stay for Americans aged 65 and older has fallen from 12.6 days in 1970 to 5.8 days in 2001, according to a new report issued by the CDC April 9.

Trac signs five more deals

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04/13/2003

April 14, 2003

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Five more HME companies have agreed to use Trac Medical Solutions’ CareCert e-CMN:

Study: Medicare+Choice Premiums Slightly Up, Benefits Reduced

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04/13/2003

April 14, 2003

WASHINGTON - Medicare HMO premiums rose only slightly in 2003, but Medicare+Choice insurers made up for the small increase by reducing benefits, according to a report released last week by the Commonwealth Fund, the Associated Press reports.

HIPAA privacy regs take effect today

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04/13/2003

April 14, 2003

WASINGTON - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule, which guarantees a patient’s medical privacy, takes effect today.

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