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Privacy officer: It's a living, sorta

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11/30/2002

When we last walked down the HIPAA Trail, we were at the trail marker called the Privacy Notice. If you recall, the Privacy Notice is one of the most important pieces in the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule.

Former Apria CEO Carter brings his magic to Rotech

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11/30/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - Superstar executive Phil Carter took over as Rotech Heal-thcare's CEO and president this month, and company officials hope he can lead them to the Promised Land, just has he did his last employer, Apria.

Reimbursement

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11/30/2002

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Opportunity knocked for the founders of The Diabetes Store when Medicare announced last April that diabetic beneficiaries must use a third party for supply reimbursement.

Rehab

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11/30/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - AAHomecare's rehab council has selected the Rehabilitation, Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of America (RESNA) to develop standards for its rehab accreditation program.

Briefs

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11/30/2002

ProMed launches co-op advertising program

Standards

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10/31/2002

WASHINGTON — The 'gotcha' culture that sparked an exodus of HME providers from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health-care organizations (JCAHO) in recent years may be on the verge of extinction.

Disease state management

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10/31/2002

CANTON, Mass. - Disease state management isn't so widespread as to be a must for HME providers. But until some provider develops a purer brand of oxygen, DSM does offer a competitive advantage, say industry watchers.

Sniper's truck resembles those of DC HME's

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10/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The sniper whose ten killings and white van began to terrorize Washington is taking a particularly tough toll on Capitol area HME providers.

"It's no fun for us because all our vans are white," said

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