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10/31/2002

SANDWICH, Mass. — A provider who spent roughly $50,000 fighting and winning a recoupment battle with Medicaid has upped the ante in his battle against the state's "scare" tactics.

Medicare advisers raise questions about NCB

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10/31/2002

WASHINGTON — An influential panel that advises Congress on issues affecting Medicare has raised a number of concerns about competitive bidding for durable medical equipment.

Fledgling Sunrise president resigns

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10/31/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - John Kitts, who was appointed president of Sunrise Medical's North American Commercial Operations late last year, resigned Sept. 9 in the wake of a management transition in the company's upper echelon.

Coding chaos?

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10/31/2002

IRVINE, Calif. - Just five months after getting new, more generous ostomy codes in April, providers began to hear disturbing news: Another set of ostomy coding changes may be on the way from CMS.

Briefs

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10/31/2002

Major Chicagoland HME acquires 500 O2 patients

Power chairs

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10/31/2002

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare's efforts to recall all of its power wheelchairs manufactured between 1985 and 2000 were challenged last month after the company settled a $7 million lawsuit in Arizona.

Meet the best of the best

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10/31/2002

ATLANTA — A national, a regional and an independent provider of home healthcare each took home first place honors in the HME Excellence Awards, sponsored by HME News, AAHomecare and Medtrade.

Medicare

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10/31/2002

WASHINGTON — It looked like both houses of Congress were going to adjourn last month without deciding the fate of competitive bidding. But it wasn't for lack of trying nor is the issue even close to being dead.

NewsPoll

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10/31/2002

Should Medicare restrict sales of K0011 power wheelchairs to only those companies that maintain their own physical service locations in the markets they serve?

Strongly agree - 84%
Agree - 11%
Disagree - 1%
Strongly Disagree - 4%

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