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Nursing group joins AAHomecare

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12/31/2001

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Furthering an initiative to forge a unified voice for home care on Capitol Hill, the field of major assocations representing home care dropped from four to three Jan.

Legal

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12/31/2001

ATLANTA - The lawyers representing a whistleblower in a case against Lincare, American HomePatient and Rotech took what could be their last shot at trying to squeeze some money out of the nationals.

VGM whips up Web ordering system

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12/31/2001

WATERLOO, Iowa - By debuting an Internet product-ordering system for providers, referral sources and manufacturers, the VGM Group is heading into territory that until now has been a tough nut to crack.

HMOs not improving services, GAO report states

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Congressional auditors slammed the HMO industry last month, claiming the insurers did little to improve Medicare services despite millions in additional funding last year.

Rehab divisions could fall victim to Medicaid cuts

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12/31/2001

GREENVILLE, S.C. ­ Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.

Clinical, policy expertise key to pediatric success

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12/31/2001

Physical rehabilitation and respiratory therapy are highly specialized markets in their own right, but pediatric adaptation of these services is on another plane altogether.

Study: Undiagnosed diabetes runs rampant

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12/31/2001

NEW YORK - Up to one third of cases of diabetes in elderly Americans may go undiagnosed, researchers report.

MaxMed shifts gears, expands

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12/31/2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After one year of trying to fill the void that was created when it sold off its oxygen business, MaxMed Rehab and Medical Supply, believing it now has the right business mix, recently moved into a new, 10,000-square foot facility here.

Home Care Medical mixes HME, humor

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12/31/2001

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

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