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Permobil launches national credentialing program

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04/30/2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Permobil is aiming for nothing short of a nationwide sea-change in credentialing for rehab providers. Last month, the company launched a trade group called the National Rehab Credentialing Association.

Providers skirt ALJ loss, for now

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04/30/2003

WASHINGTON — The Bush Administration’s plans to submit legislation that would’ve brought major changes to Medicare by ultimately eliminating the administrative law judge (ALJ) from an audit appeal, were sidelined after providers objected to the idea.

Legal

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04/30/2003

No more MDI litmus test for nebs
With Lisa Smith

CMS sweetens managed Medicare pot

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04/30/2003

WASHINGTON — CMS is raising reimbursement for managed Medicare health plans beyond the 2% increase mandated by law. It is also phasing in new adjustment methodology to help Medicare managed care plans that enroll the sickest beneficiaries.

To mind your infusion business, mind your pennies

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04/30/2003

At first glance there appears to be a dichotomy in the outlook for home infusion therapy. Market research suggests that it is a growth business and that the future is rosy.

Restructuring

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04/30/2003

ATLANTA — A group of bond holders who were owed money by Graham-Field Health Products purchased the company at auction April 9 for $28 million.

HME takes CPAP therapy to heart: marketing keys on cardiologists

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04/30/2003

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. — Breathing Disorder Services has embarked on a growth strategy and taken to heart new evidence that using CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea can also alleviate cardiac problems.

AAH keeps the faith

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04/30/2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Since forming three years ago through the merger of NAMES, HIDA Homecare and the Home Health Services and Staffing Association (HHSSA), AAHomecare has chalked up a number of victories for the HME industry.

‘Black Friday’ rocks Rotech

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04/30/2003

ORLANDO, Fla. — In what some former employees are calling “Black Friday,” Rotech Healthcare’s new CEO Phil Carter implemented his reorganization plan by laying off dozens, if not hundreds, of employees January 24, including many senior managers.

MED cuts deals six ways

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04/30/2003

LUBBOCK, Texas — After consideration of 21 contract proposals from leading industry vendors, The MED Group has reached new purchasing agreements with six manufacturers.

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