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Seeking common virtual ground

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05/31/2003

LAS VEGAS — The chances that HME providers will be able to place orders from inside their business software systems brightened somewhat last month as the nation’s leading manufacturers of home medical equipment met here to discuss standardization issues.

Medtrade Spring’s attendance jumps — again

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05/31/2003

LAS VEGAS — Medtrade Spring’s on-site registration jumped 45% this year, and the show continued its turnaround from just a few years ago when manufacturers openly grumbled over the event’s skimpy attendance.

Ohio HME provider incorporates

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05/31/2003

148-year-old-house into its expansion plans
WESTERVILLE, OHIO — When Dasco Home Medical Equipment opens its new headquarters next year, it’ll do so in style.

M&M Medical’s Kinskey quits hassle, rides off into sunset

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05/31/2003

Dave Kinskey admits that he may have been a tad naïve when he bought M&M Medical in December 1988. As a guy raised Catholic, he’d been schooled in doing good from an early age.

Briefs

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05/31/2003

Judge approves AHP’s reorganization

In-hospital stays fall far since 1970

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05/31/2003

ATLANTA — The average length of a hospital stay for Americans aged 65 and older has fallen from 12.6 days in 1970 to 5.8 days in 2001, according to a new report issued by the CDC April 9.

Q & A

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05/31/2003

Battling with overzealous auditors

Cost-plus-20 stalks rehab

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05/31/2003

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut may join a slew of other states that reimburse rehab providers a paltry 20% over the equipment’s acquisition cost.

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