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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.

ABN renews viability of walker

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01/31/2002

RICHMOND, Ill. - After years of wrestling with Medicare, Mary Harroun finally got what she wanted - a Medicare HCPCS code (E0144) unique to her Merry Walker Ambulation device. It was a short-lived victory however.

Provider propels pharmacy/HME mix with new showroom

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01/31/2002

Provider propels pharmacy/HME mix with new showroom

Finance

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01/31/2002

Returning to normal after Sept. 11

WITH MIKE ECCLES
Q: Sept. 11 has hit me hard financially, both personally as well as within my business. How can I get back on track?

Stock pickers like Apria, Lincare

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Apria Healthcare and Lincare's stocks have gathered kudos from investment professionals over the past year.

Despite closures, 'business as usual' at Bindley Western

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01/31/2002

WESTBROOK, Maine - Bindley Western has seen half of its 16 distribution centers shuttered, including one here slated to close next month, but that's just "business as usual" for a company that's been recently acquired, according to industry sources.

Ludicrous study

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01/31/2002

The article about the study showing DME's don't inform Medicare beneficiaries (see "Study: Suppliers do little to inform beneficiaries," Dec. 15, 2001, p. 8) is totally ludicrous.

"Who pays? You pay" pays off

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - A recent OIG follow-up of a 1998 study shows that the group's "Who pays? You pay" campaign to educate beneficiaries about Medicare fraud has worked, for the most part.

OIG keeps the heat on AWP

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The OIG continued its efforts last month to prove that average wholesale pricing should not be used when determining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Can Kamen's Segway scooter breach the HME divide?

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01/31/2002

It went by IT and Ginger, now it's known as the Segway Human Transporter. But more important than its moniker is its application - specifically, whether it has a place in the home medical equipment industry.

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