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DHHS okays pre-discharge delivery

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed a rule change that would allow home medical equipment to be furnished in a skilled nursing facility prior to discharge.

Santa Monica considers unusual accessibility law

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01/31/2002

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - HMEs side-lining in home modifications, here, could be in for some boom times.

Licensure: onward and upward

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME licensure efforts continue to chug forward.

FAMED hires first lobbyist

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01/31/2002

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers (FAMED) plans to hire its first-ever lobbyist to help track state legislative issues.

Vendor coaxes physicians to 'e-click'

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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.

CMS aims laser at diabetes

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01/31/2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - CMS has granted a HCPCS code and an $870 allowable for a next-generation skin-piercing device that lets diabetics collect blood with a near painless method.

Company agrees to pay $690,000 to settle fraud charge

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01/31/2002

TAMPA - The owner of a St. Petersburg medical supplies company has agreed to pay more than $500,000 to Medicare for allegedly billing the insurer for motorized wheelchairs when he was actually selling less expensive motorized scooters.

O2 providers: Knowledge is power with conservers

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01/31/2002

Although oxygen conservers and regulators aren't brand-new technology, their usage has grown considerably in the past couple years, respiratory providers say.

"I don't think there are strong enough words for how much I disagree. How can they do that when they don't even know

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01/31/2002

- Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue on the OIG-held belief that much of the fraud and abuse in the Hme industry could be prevented if only physicians were more involved.

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Tyco creates separate healthcare unit

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01/31/2002

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - Looking to boost shareholder value, Tyco International broke into four distinct business units last month, one of them its $7.1 billion healthcare division, which includes respiratory products manufacturer Mallinckrodt.

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