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Want ad: Scooter maker seeks HME manufacturer

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Physicians approach online correspondence and documentation with the same attitude they do about paper: it's a peripheral part of their job, taking a much lower priority than treating patients and collecting fees.

Regional associations extend reach

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - The role the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) played in forming Arizona's state association has shined a bright light on the growing popularity and efficiencies of regional associations.

Question & Answer

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01/31/2002

You have mail: PSA discovers winning e-mail strategy with docs

Expanded CPAP guidelines effective April 1

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - CMS has made its acquiescence to expanded CPAP coverage official by announcing an April 1 start date for the new policy. Sleep providers are both pleased and optimistic that it will bring a groundswell of new business.

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

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01/31/2002

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.

CMS to overhaul coding, fee structures for ostomy supplies

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - In an effort to get HME providers to stock and take assignment on ostomy supplies, CMS has bumped up the number of ostomy codes and is now working on new fee structures for them.

AMP bids $14 million for bankrupt Perigon Medical

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01/31/2002

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Associated Medical Products, a distributor that caters to the home care and long-term care market, sat poised last month to pay $14 million to acquire bankrupt Perigon Medical Distribution.

Pharmacy groups question OIG's AWP report

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01/31/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Two organizations representing community pharmacies claim an OIG report uses flawed methodology to determine the price pharmacies pay for prescription drugs.

SMT to distribute Rock 'N Go wheelchair

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01/31/2002

DETROIT LAKES, Mich. - SMT Health Systems, best known for its PAL brand of patient lifts and stands, began distributing the Homecrest Rock 'N Go wheelchair January 1.

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