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12/31/2001

HMEs, HHAs and DC

WITH MICHAEL DECARLO
Q: As an HME supplier, does the merger of AHCA into AAH mean my voice in Washington is diminished?

Finance

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12/31/2001

Battling higher DSOs

WITH MIKE ECCLES
Q. I have read a lot about higher DSOs in some recent manufacturer press releases. How will this number affect my ability to receive favorable payment terms?

HMEs predict Olympics won't boost biz too much

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12/31/2001

SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to adding business during the Winter Olympics here next month, don't look for home medical equipment providers to break any world records.

Dole's vested

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12/31/2001

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Senator Bob Dole is campaigning for healthcare again.

Reps get nice pay raise in 2001

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12/31/2001

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - It's been a good year for sales representatives for medical products distributors. They've watched their salaries increase 28%, according to a survey recently released by the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA).

Internet

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12/31/2001

BURR RIDGE, Ill.

Airway takes on Lincare, grows

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12/31/2001

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Airway Oxygen is big and getting bigger, despite a major entry into this market by Lincare last spring.

DMERCs looking behind CMN, attorney warns HMEs

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12/31/2001

WASHINTON - The DMERCs have recently been taking closer and harder looks behind CMNs because they feel suppliers have compromised the certificates and are intentionally trying to affect the demand for equipment like power wheelchairs, a healthcare attorney is warning.

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.

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