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05/31/2002

Compounding and the FDA

Exhibitors laud 'quality' of attendees

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05/31/2002

LAS VEGAS - For the first time in 22 years, Medtrade Spring sold out its educational seminars and by most accounts had one of its best showings ever.

Increasing Medicaid costs lead to deficits in 40 states

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Increased state Medicaid costs over the past two years have contributed $40 billion in budget deficits to more than 40 states, despite improvements in the national economy, according to a survey conducted by the National Governors Association, the Washington

Providers protest comp. bidding

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05/31/2002

MIAMI - Several HME providers who have been actively protesting the state's competitive bidding project took things up a notch last month when they organized a demonstration outside a representative's office here.

Arrests, charges rack up in DME dragnets

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05/31/2002

LOS ANGELES - Durable medical equipment scams in California are at the center of what one FBI field office is calling the largest healthcare undercover fraud investigation in U.S. history.

MES dumps company that owns rival

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05/31/2002

SCOTTS BLUFF, Az. - Until six months ago, Medical Equipment Specialties (MES) was buying $10,000 to $15,000 of medical supplies from Cleveland, Ohio-based Independence Medical. Then MES found out that Independence owned Edgepark Surgical, a medical products supplier.

Rehab providers orchestrate mini-Medtrades to boost biz

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05/31/2002

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Whether they're geared toward referral sources, employees or end-users, rehab providers all over are orchestrating expos as a way to boost their businesses.

Travel O2 drives MED initiative

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05/31/2002

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group has begun driving an in-house initiative to simplify the administrative burdens that come with providing travel oxygen to respiratory patients, and, in turn, make members more competitive with large suppliers like Lincare and Apria.

OIG gives advice on loan closets

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The OIG has finally given providers some nuts-and-bolts guidance on how to set up a loan closet without triggering the anti-kickback statute.

Question & Answer

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05/31/2002

Man who ushered Walgreens into
home medical equipment retires

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