Subscribe to General News

General News

DSM providers uncertain of CMS demo project

 - 
03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Providers say they're hesitant to submit proposals for CMS's disease management (DSM) demonstration project because the recently released RFP includes full prescription drug coverage.

Allied's prospects brighten

 - 
03/31/2002

ST. LOUIS - Allied Healthcare is reporting profits of almost $100,000 in its second quarter, up from a loss of nearly $91,000 in the same quarter last year. In the second half of this year, Allied said it would begin to focus on its B&F home care products line.

Apria plans stock buyback

 - 
03/31/2002

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare plans to repurchase up to $35 million worth of its outstanding common stock during the first two quarters of this year.

After Quickie woes, Sunrise promises a brand new day

 - 
03/31/2002

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical is banking on the fact that the old adage about being stronger in the broken place can also apply to businesses.

Strategy

 - 
03/31/2002

RAYMOND, N.H. - DME provider Lifeplus has divorced its lift division and renewed vows with one of its core businesses: rehab.

URAC to add DSM accreditation

 - 
03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - A non-profit organization that accredits the utilization management programs of managed care companies now has plans to foray into accrediting DSM programs, too.

CMS: Healthcare costs soaring

 - 
03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Healthcare spending in the United States is projected to reach $2.8 trillion in 2011, up from $1.3 trillion in 2000, according to a report by the CMS.

Bridges to consumer groups must be built... by June

 - 
03/31/2002

By most accounts AAHomecare's February Leadership Conference was a success.

OIG comes down hard on AWP

 - 
03/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The OIG, in releasing its final report on average wholesale pricing (AWP) last month, recommended CMS require states to bring pharmacy reimbursement for generic drugs more in line with actual acquisition costs.

Incontinence products come 'out of the closet'

 - 
03/31/2002

Sales of incontinence products ­ like so many other segments of HME ­ are rising with the swelling tide of potential new users in the marketplace.

Pages