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Bush proposes nat'l competitive bidding

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02/28/2002

WASHINGTON - Just like every spending plan since Ronald Reagan's first term, President Bush presented a 2003 budget last month that called for a national competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.

HME e-tailers running with the bulls

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Holiday shoppers flocked to e-tailers of all colors in 2001, including HMEs, boosting traffic and sales.

Financial & Billing Services

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02/28/2002

We asked vendors of leasing, insurance, billing and other financial services to provide a description of their product. Here's what they had to say.
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Mass. providers fight to keep secondary discounts, co-pays

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Re/hab providers in Massachusetts say they're re-living a nightmare.

The ABN: It's time to declare victory!

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02/28/2002

There is a plaque on my office wall that reads "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." I am not sure who the wise person was who first spoke these words but they have guided me through many difficult challenges, not the least of

Re/hab provider changes his tune

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02/28/2002

PORTLAND, Maine - Five years ago, Jim Greatorex never thought he'd be saying he'd prefer to do business with Medicare to private payers.

Provider: Mild winter boon for rehab sales

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02/28/2002

GERMANTOWN, Wis. - An HME provider here reported a 15% increase in re/hab sales in January, and he says it's due to a mild winter.

Study: Development of high-end chairs discouraged

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02/28/2002

BURLINGAME, Calif. - Frost & Sullivan recently reported that reimbursement cuts have discouraged wheelchair and scooter manufacturers from developing premium models, but industry sources say that's not necessarily true.

Study: Occupational COPD a big problem

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02/28/2002

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - The rising costs and incidence of occupational COPD and asthma warrant preventive intervention, says a study reported in CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

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