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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.

Clinical, policy expertise key to pediatric success

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12/31/2001

Physical rehabilitation and respiratory therapy are highly specialized markets in their own right, but pediatric adaptation of these services is on another plane altogether.

Study: Undiagnosed diabetes runs rampant

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12/31/2001

NEW YORK - Up to one third of cases of diabetes in elderly Americans may go undiagnosed, researchers report.

MaxMed shifts gears, expands

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12/31/2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After one year of trying to fill the void that was created when it sold off its oxygen business, MaxMed Rehab and Medical Supply, believing it now has the right business mix, recently moved into a new, 10,000-square foot facility here.

Home Care Medical mixes HME, humor

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12/31/2001

MILWAUKEE - Home Care Medical's effort to inject some humor into the HME industry has started paying dividends.

AWP comes under more fire

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12/31/2001

PHILADELPHIA - A group of class-action lawsuits were filed against five drug companies in November claiming the companies raised the price of drugs sold to Medicare, according to The Associated Press.

New study finds remote sleep testing 96% accurate

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12/31/2001

Research that quantifies the cost effectiveness of home-based sleep monitoring has resulted in some favorable attention for Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sleep Solutions, a development that company officials are hoping will propel remote apnea testing into the mainstream.

Study provides sobering look at Medicare billing problems

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12/31/2001

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A new study that has aggregated remittance data from more than 240,000 Medicare claims has put ammunition behind HME claims that paperwork is the toughest part of being a provider.

For example, the RemitData study has found that:

FAMED hires first lobbyist

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12/31/2001

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers (FAMED) plans to hire its first-ever lobbyist to help track state legislative issues.

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