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04/30/2003

Trac signs five more deals

Relationships, not marketing, still key to diabetes

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04/30/2003

Scene I: A provider of diabetic shoes contacts a referral source, such as a podiatrist, and tries to persuade the source that he should refer his patients to the provider. What should he say? According to vendors, the provider’s No.

Denials are wrong to begin with

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04/30/2003

The recent article appearing in HME News titled, “Bush Plan Would Make It Tougher To Appeal Denials” (see HME Newswire, 17 March 2003) does not mention the fact that many denials given by Medicare’s DMERC are in error to begin with.

DSM partnership pushes industry standards

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04/30/2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Healthways, the nation’s largest provider of disease state management services and Johns Hopkins University have teamed up to improve DSM’s credibility.

Swimming upstream against downstreaming

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04/30/2003

YARMOUTH, MAINE — A group of 22 New Jersey providers have formed a coalition and hired an attorney to help them get their fair share of referrals from the state’s hospital systems.

Lincare bungles drug recall

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04/30/2003

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The State Board of Pharmacy ordered a large Lincare pharmacy to stop compounding respiratory drugs in March because the company allegedly bungled a recall of contaminated drugs.

CMS, accountants define DME differently

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04/30/2003

BALTIMORE — The Medicare Trustee’s Report to Congress that details expenditures from healthcare sector to sector within the Medicare program raises questions about the size of the durable medical equipment market.

Politics

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04/30/2003

In the wake of one voice: One voice!
With John Gallagher

Exit interview

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04/30/2003

Connaughton likes the view at halftime

Women's Health

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04/30/2003

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