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Who fleeced who?

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06/30/2002

Here's what the NBC Nightly News
"Fleecing of America" report, and the other national media outlets, didn't tell America last month after Sen. Tom Harkin blitzed them with another VA / Medicare cost comparison report.

Study: Bennies satisfied with CB

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06/30/2002

WASHINGTON - A new study that CMS will soon send to Congress flies in the face of providers who argue that competitive bidding decreases the quality of service beneficiaries receive.

Reviewing HIPAA's trail markers

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06/30/2002

The past couple of months I have been rambling along about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) trail.

Question & Answer

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06/30/2002

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - The state's providers have put the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which administers the Medicaid program, in the hot seat for competitively bidding oxygen equipment and supplies and hospital beds.

Politics

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05/31/2002

Lobby congress, it's key

With Tom Connaughton
Q. AAHomecare has been particularly strident in urging its members to contact Congress as soon as possible. Why is that so important ?

Competitive bidding: 'It's not going away'

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Even if industry leaders manage to derail President Bush's call to roll out a national competitive bidding program for Medicare this year, don't think you've seen the last it.

Provider: 'Drop dead' Medicaid

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05/31/2002

SANDWICH, Mass. - Mark Sheehan had two words for state Medicaid auditors who claimed he owned $247,000 due to faulty billing practices: "Drop dead."

'They kicked my teeth out'

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05/31/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Almost a year to the day that Scott Vogelsang appeared on the cover on an industry publication next to the headline "When is Fraud Okay?" the U.S. government charged the DME provider with healthcare fraud.

Rumor mill: Rotech eyeing AHP

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05/31/2002

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The rumor mill is chewing up American Homepatient once again, aided by real concerns that the company may not be able to meet its debt obligation beyond Dec. 31, 2002.

Rotech's revenues jump 5.9% in first quarter

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05/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare reported net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002, of $160 million, an increase of 5.9% over revenues of $151.2 million for the same quarter in the previous year.

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