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OMB director: Medicare reform required to prevent large budget deficits

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01/19/2003

January 20, 2003

WASHINGTON - The federal government will face "serious fiscal problems" without prompt reforms to Medicare, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels said last week.

OIG: Reduce reimbursement for semi-electric beds

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01/12/2003

January 13, 2003

WASHINGTON - Medicare rates for semi-electric hospital beds are "substantially higher" than other payer rates, and CMS should reduce them, the OIG concluded in a December report.

DME spending rises 6.5%, CMS reports

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01/12/2003

January 13, 2003

WASHINGTON - Medicare spending for durable medical equipment grew by 6.5% in 2001, more than two percentage points slower than the 8.7% rate increase in overall healthcare spending.

Rotech hires Apria execs to fill key positions

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01/12/2003

January 13, 2003

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech's new CEO Philip Carter has dipped into the talent pool at his old employer, Apria, to fill key executive positions.

Rotech announced today that it has appointed:

Frist’s elevation elevates the stakes

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01/12/2003

January 13, 2003

WASHINGTON - The departure of Trent Lott and arrival of Bill Frist as the next Senate Majority Leader will, by many accounts, sharpen the focus on healthcare in the next Congress.

Switch to National Drug Codes could shake up market

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01/12/2003

January 13, 2003

WASHINGTON - Various DMERC publications have informed providers that they must drop HCPCS and use National Drug Codes (NDC) as part of HIPAA beginning April 1, and rumors are flying.

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01/05/2003

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