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HIPAA compliance: Referral sources will keep HMEs honest

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08/10/2003

August 11 , 2003

WASHINGTON - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be largely a self-policing privacy requirement, but that doesn’t mean providers can ignore it.

Respironics fourth-quarter sales set record

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08/10/2003

August 11 , 2003

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Respironics’ net sales for the fourth quarter that ended June 30 totaled a record $177.4 million, up 24% over the $143.4 million in the fourth quarter a year ago.

Invacare’s sales top $300 million in 2nd quarter

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08/10/2003

August 11 , 2003

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare earned $15.4 million on sales of $300.1 million in the second quarter this year. Sales for both the quarter and the first six months of the year were up 10%. Earning for the first six months were flat.

Trac rolls out electronic solution for written orders

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08/03/2003

August 4 , 2003

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Trac Medical Solutions has begun offering an electronic "Written Order" solution and has added new features to their service.

HME/RT council embarks on quest for data

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08/03/2003

August 4 , 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The need for data to support HME industry claims that its services are a cost-effective solution to larger health care concerns has not gone unrecognized by members of this year’s HME/RT Council at AAHomecare.

Jorkasky leaves AAHomecares

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08/03/2003

August 4 , 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - James Jorkasky, AAHomecare’s vice president of membership and strategic development, left work at the association last week to pursue other interests in consulting.

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