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03/31/2002

NEW YORK - A New York Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order against Mel Lev, the former CEO and "principal member" of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), and other members of his family.

Fear and trembling

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03/31/2002

The call comes in to the HME provider hotline at 10 p.m. - it's Mrs. Jones, a new Medicare oxygen patient and she has an emergency. Please come right away!

NRRTS turns up volume

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03/31/2002

LAGO VISTA, Texas - The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) will amplify efforts to market its memberships to Medicaid programs across the country during its annual Leadership Conference in August.

Conservers

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03/31/2002

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Doctors shy away from Medicare

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03/31/2002

NEW YORK - A significant number of doctors are refusing to take new Medicare patients for the first time because of a recently enacted 5.4% cut in reimbursement to physicians who participate in the program, according to The New York Times.

At your service

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03/31/2002

Old hand handles Sunrise customers

"I think the conclusion you can draw is that Innomed wrote a press release that was sufficiently effective in scaring

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03/31/2002

- Analyst Bruce Jacobs of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown in Boston on the stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, respironics and resmed, declining sharply following reports that innomed technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal int

RATC releases bid package for rehab accreditation program

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03/31/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - After two years of work, AAHomecare's Re/hab and Assistive Technology Council (RATC) anticipated releasing its RFP for a rehab accreditation program the first of this month.

Seat lift chair dealers seek alternative referral sources

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03/31/2002

Referral sources for seat lift chairs? That's a cash-and-carry item physicians and discharge planners don't even think about, let alone recommend to patients. Whoever heard of marketing seat lift chairs to referral sources?

Sensitivity, compassion key for unique women's health biz

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03/31/2002

Few medical procedures are more psychologically stressful than a mastectomy. The emotional pain caused by losing a breast can be further compounded by the hair fallout from chemotherapy.

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