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Rx association feels ‘responsibility’ to police itself

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07/13/2003

July 14, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has developed a 40-hour program that trains pharmacists and allied health professionals, including DMEs, on how to properly fit therapeutic footwear.

Bad chemistry may brew sleep apnea

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07/13/2003

July 14, 2003

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Add chemical imbalances in the brain as another possible cause of sleep disordered breathing.

Hospital DSM program looks like a winner

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07/13/2003

July 14, 2003

AKRON, Ohio - Akron General Hospital Medical Center claims the DSM program it implemented in 2000 for its heart-failure patients has saved money and lowered hospital admissions.

AAHomecare supports federal accreditation for HMEs

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07/13/2003

July 14, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - AAHomecare supports federal quality standards and accreditation requirements for durable medical equipment (DME) provided legislation is flexible in how it’s implemented.

Improper Medicare payments totaled $13.3 billion in 2002, HHS official

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07/13/2003

July 14, 2003

WASHINGTON - Medicare in 2002 made $13.3 billion in improper payments, representing 6.3% of the $212.7 billion in total payments, HHS Principal Deputy Inspector General Dara Corrigan.

AHP exits Chapter 11

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07/06/2003

July 7, 2003

Providers: We’ll meet HIPAA’s deadline

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07/06/2003

July 7, 2003

WASHINGTON - An OIG survey found that 94% of Medicare Part B providers expect to meet the Oct. 16 deadline for implementing the HIPAA electronic transaction standards and code sets.

Feds look to clamp down on compounding

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07/06/2003

July 7, 2003

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. senators are demanding a deeper examination of the growing industry of pharmacy compounding, according to the Kansas City Star.

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