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Deal gives Pacware 'new beginning'

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09/30/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With the sale of John Davis Company to Apria, CFO Byron Maynard now plans to channel all his energy into his first love: software.

Grand jury indicts six for fraud

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09/30/2002

TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal grand jury indicted six individuals Aug. 14 on charges that they conspired to defraud Medicare, Medicare beneficiaries and Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare Corp. The three who were named publicly by the U.S.

Report: 12-fold jump in OSA diagnoses

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09/30/2002

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - A report in the June issue of CHEST is associating a 12-fold increase in the diagnosis of sleep apnea with an increase in the number of accredited sleep labs and sleep publications in the past nine years.

No one tells the caregiver

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09/30/2002

PRINCETON, N.J. - More than half of caregivers feel healthcare providers do not make clear the goals for patient treatment, according to a recent report by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Foundation for Accountability (FACCT).

Apria acquires major Calif. HME

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09/30/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Apria scooped up one of northern California's largest independent providers last month when it acquired the John Davis Company for a reported $12 million.

Tom Scully on marketing to Medicare

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09/30/2002

In conversation with CMS Admnistrator Tom Scully about nationwide competitive bidding, he had this to say about marketing to Medicare beneficiaries.

Wanted: bricks and mortar for K0011s

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09/30/2002

CMS cannot be deaf to the multitude of rehab professionals who are complaining about what's happening with K0011 power wheelchairs in their respective markets. The laundry list of questionable business tactics is seemingly endless.

CMS gives Tricenturion $44 million contract

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09/30/2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - CMS has awarded Tricenturion a five-year $44 million contract to perform fraud investigation work for the states of Florida and Connecticut. Beginning Jan.

K0011: On the hot seat

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09/30/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Last year, after the injuries he sustained in a 1998 icestorm made walking an impossibility for William Brooks of Skowhegan, Maine, he responded to a power wheelchair television advertisement that promised to make him mobile again.

Sleep

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09/30/2002

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