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Spotlights, not microscopes

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04/30/2002

In Las Vegas last month, I had dinner with a couple of HME providers who said they were not going to nominate their companies for the HME Excellence Awards. These guys run prestigious companies. Probably, though they didn't say as much, they're turning decent profits.

Resmed's software schedules sleep

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04/30/2002

SAN DIEGO — Count Resmed as another manufacturer that's making the transition from a company that simply makes product to one that develops support products to help customers manage the business its products generate.

Apria's net income grows to $23 million

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04/30/2002

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Apria Healthcare reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 of $23 million compared to pro forma net income of $18.5 million a year ago.

Rebound

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04/30/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rotech Healthcare CEO Steve Linehan is feeling pretty good these days: You can hear it in his voice.

A mother speaks out against competitive bidding

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04/30/2002

MIAMI — It's one thing to hear the state's providers talk of the adverse affects the Medicaid competitive bidding project could have on beneficiaries.

O2 Science goes on acquisition binge

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04/30/2002

PHOENIX, Ariz. — O2 Science is growing so fast it's hard to keep track of the start-up respiratory company, if it can still be called a start up.

Scooter prices slip far, fast

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04/30/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine — Asian mobility manufacturers began dropping the dealer price-points on scooters and power chairs earlier this year to levels that some rivals call predatory, that some say have precipitated a scooter war and that some dealers call great.

CareCentric/Fastrack build for e-CMNs

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04/30/2002

SCHENECTDETY, N.Y. — Both CareCentric and Fastrack said they would build modules to let customers launch Trac Medical's CareCert e-CMNs from inside their systems.

Aggressive audits rankle providers

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04/30/2002

WASHINGTON — If the DMERCs have become hyper-aggressive in their auditing tactics, as industry watchers claim, it's news to the medical directors.

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