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The state of the market

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01/31/2002

Manufacturers are bending over backward trying to find homes for scooters in HME showrooms, knowing the equipment's often considered an orphan of the power wheelchair.

Amigo continues to develop dealer network

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01/31/2002

BRIDGEPORT, Mi. - While Electric Mobility believes its best chance for success lies in selling direct to the consumer, Amigo Mobility International, a one-time proponent of selling direct, is sprinting in the opposite direction.

Sleeping his way to success

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01/31/2002

Killmer to add two centers, gross $1.5M in 2002

Update

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01/31/2002

MUNDELEIN, Ill. - Medline has teamed up with COSTA MESA, Calif.

Wardwell retires from CMS after 30 years

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Long-time HCFA/CMS official Bob Wardwell, a frequent speaker at industry events,

Washington state ponders sales tax

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01/31/2002

EUGENE, Wa. - Washington providers have their fingers crossed that state legislators will vote to repeal the sales tax on durable medical equipment this month.

Draft coding raises red flags

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Because the draft of new seating and positioning codes is diagnostically driven, it's raising a red flag with those in the industry, despite being a significant improvement over current codes.

Medicare costs restrained

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01/31/2002

DME costs rise 4.5%, slower than Medicare's 5.6%
BALTIMORE - Overall healthcare spending jumped almost 7% last year, outpacing last year's 5.7% growth clip as the cost of health care in the U.S. grew to $1.3 trillion.

MED U boosts online offerings

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01/31/2002

MILWAUKEE - Home Care Medical's effort to inject some humor into the HME industry has started paying dividends.

Reimbursement

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Industry observers speculating that reimbursement for respiratory medications would take a hit of up to 25% in January have been looking through a cracked crystal ball.

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