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Apria acquires $9m Midwest HME

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04/30/2002

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — In early April, Apria acquired Pulmocare Medical, a 10-location $9 million medical equipment company and NAMES's 1996 HME Provider of the Year.

Invacare CFO, Miklich, moves on after nine years

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04/30/2002

ELYRIA, Ohio — Thomas R. Miklich, 54, one of the core members of Invacare's executive team, resigned as the company's CFO April 11 to take up the same job at the OM Group, a manufacturer of metal-based specialty chemicals in Cleveland.

Kansas HME survives ice, JCAHO survey

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03/31/2002

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Mt. Carmel Medical Equipment went toe to toe with Old Man Winter and JCAHO in January and left the ring victorious.

Providers investigate down codes

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03/31/2002

NEWINGTON, Conn. - Rehab providers are trying to determine whether isolated cases of wheelchair clinicians getting down coded could become a trend.

CPAP policy revision takes industry by surprise

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03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - More questions than answers are flying about in the wake of a new CPAP policy change announced by the DMERCs last month.

Region D: HMEs can help with oximetry testing

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03/31/2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A recent statement by Region D Medical Director Robert Hoover appears to have muddied the waters when it comes to HMEs and pulse oximetry testing.

Coming up

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03/31/2002

Vendors take their shows on the road
YARMOUTH, Maine - HME vendors are hitting the road this spring, spreading the good word on a slate of business issues, including rehab, reimbursement and HIPAA.

Reimbursement

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03/31/2002

Subpeonas: 'Do not be afraid'
WITH ERICA ROCHELLE
Q. What if I'm issued a federal subpoena from a U.S. attorney or other government agency?

Analysts downgrade Lincare's stock

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03/31/2002

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Spooked by its acquisition of a large respiratory-meds business and a fear that it may be embarking on a new, riskier business strategy, analysts downgraded Lincare's stock from a buy to a hold in mid-February and forced a sizeable sell-off.

Region A director cautions: Not so fast

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03/31/2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Region A Medical Director Dr. Paul Hughes cautioned home respiratory providers not to participate in providing oximetry tests to Medicare beneficiaries.

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