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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.

Study: Store brand incontinence supplies spike

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12/31/2001

CHICAGO - Product innovation and the absence of multiple brand-name competitors are spurring private label adult incontinence product growth, according to a study by Information Resources, Inc.

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.

Medicare

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Suppliers of diabetic shoes are predicting their sales could increase significantly in the wake of a decision by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand foot care coverage for some beneficiaries with diabetes.

Fla. Medicaid implements comp. bidding

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12/31/2001

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Florida providers are dismayed and incredulous that the state Medicaid program plans to go ahead with a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.

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