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One down, more to go

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07/31/2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The ink is barely dry on a law in Tennessee that requires quality standards for rehab providers, but Permobil is already introducing its law to providers in seven other states.

Briefs

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07/31/2003

MED revamps rehab site

Transitions

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07/31/2003

Association

Louisiana tables rehab standards

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07/31/2003

BATON ROUGE, La. - The state’s Health and Welfare Committee has tabled a bill that would require quality standards for custom rehab providers in order to study it further.

OIG: Most ready for HIPAA

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07/31/2003

WASHINGTON - An OIG survey released last month 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.

Require accreditation? No Way!

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07/31/2003

Although accreditation doesn’t come
cheap, the benefits realized through more efficient operation boost business and, partly, off-set those start-up costs.

Legal

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07/31/2003

Enforcing HIPAA
With CORRINE PARVER
Q. Implementation of the HIPAA Transaction Code Sets occurs Oct. 16 for those home care and DMEPOS companies that filed for extensions. What kind of enforcement are we facing?

Sunrise mourns death of v.p.

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07/31/2003

LONGMONT, Colo. - Harvey P. Diedrich, Sunrise Medical’s vice president of marketing, died June 14. The cause of death was pending a coronor’s investigation, according to The Daily Camera, a Boulder newspaper.

Lighter, quieter, better technology rules the roost

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07/31/2003

Oxygen manufacturers have made some significant innovations to their systems over the past few years, developing new high-tech product genres such as portable concentrators, portable liquid systems and transfilling units.

More reimbursement pressure coming?

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07/31/2003

YARMOUTH, Maine - A freeze on Medicare consumer price index and cost of living allowance increases is nothing new to manufacturers.

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