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RTs earn seat on AARC board

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12/31/2001

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Respiratory therapists working in home care now, for the first time ever, have a seat on the board of the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Don't balance Florida's budget by adopting competitive bidding for DME

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12/31/2001

Effective Oct. 1, 2001, the Florida legislature has mandated that the state's Medicaid program run a statewide competitive bidding project. The purpose? To cut $1.3 million from the Home Health Funding budget.

Goodbye to EMC

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12/31/2001

With regard to Electric Mobility and its dealer network, good bye to dealership sales and good riddance. Electric Mobility was a lousy business partner for dealers and even for its own sales staff in the field.

Suppliers pass on ADMC

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12/31/2001

YARMOUTH, Maine - It appears rehab suppliers are not taking full advantage of the advanced determination for Medicare coverage (ADMC) that the DMERCs are now accepting and processing for certain custom wheelchairs.

Testing supports strong sales growth for sleep apnea products

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12/31/2001

More patients are being tested and diagnosed with sleep apnea than ever before, according to industry interviews conducted by Feedback Research Services in mid-2001. In October, one sleep center reported a 10% increase in services, compared with the previous six months.

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

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12/31/2001

Today, most HME providers know that ADLs, now commonly cast as "convenience products," are escalating in demand from aging baby boomers shopping for elderly parents.

HMEvolution

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12/31/2001

It appears that the home medical equipment industry has reached a crossroads in its evolution - a juncture where HME providers face a decision of going one way or another to avoid hitting an abutment.

United prosposes beneficiary cost-sharing plan

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12/31/2001

MILWAUKEE - Due to what it calls inadequate federal reimbursement, Medicare managed care provider United Healthcare of Wisconsin has proposed implementing for the first time a 20% copayment for durable medical equipment in 2002.

Nursing group joins AAHomecare

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12/31/2001

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Furthering an initiative to forge a unified voice for home care on Capitol Hill, the field of major assocations representing home care dropped from four to three Jan.

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