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"I don't get it. If it's not Medicare doing this, it's Medicaid doing that. Everbody has had enough."

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12/31/2001

- Florida provider Robert Slama on the state's decision to implement competitive bidding for medicaid.
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"We feel like we got kicked in the mouth."

Politics

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12/31/2001

Merging home health, HME

WITH SHELDON PRIAL
Q. Is the merger of AHCA with AAHomecare good news for HMEs?

A. This will create a powerful voice for our industry that will have the support of both DME/HME dealers and home health agencies.

Home sleep studies still under scrutiny

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12/31/2001

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Although Medicare has finally recognized the hypopnea as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, thus opening the door to more CPAP business, the prognosis for diagnosing or identifying sleep apnea in the home is still sketchy.

Pressure sore prevention, wound care

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12/31/2001

Not sure what pressure sore prevention and wound care products to stock? Check out the following possibilities from manufacturers. HME

Pressure Sore Prevention

Reimbursement

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12/31/2001

SNFing out coverage for DME

WITH NANCY BURMA
Q. How can a supplier tell if the patient's residence is a skilled or intermediate care facility, or other classification where DME might or might not be covered?

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

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12/31/2001

Today, most HME providers know that ADLs, now commonly cast as "convenience products," are escalating in demand from aging baby boomers shopping for elderly parents.

Legal

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12/31/2001

HMEs, HHAs and DC

WITH MICHAEL DECARLO
Q: As an HME supplier, does the merger of AHCA into AAH mean my voice in Washington is diminished?

Finance

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12/31/2001

Battling higher DSOs

WITH MIKE ECCLES
Q. I have read a lot about higher DSOs in some recent manufacturer press releases. How will this number affect my ability to receive favorable payment terms?

HMEs predict Olympics won't boost biz too much

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12/31/2001

SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to adding business during the Winter Olympics here next month, don't look for home medical equipment providers to break any world records.

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