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M&A in 2002: more of same

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - The mergers and acquisition landscape hasn't sprouted any blockbuster deals so far in 2002.

Legal

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02/28/2002

Playing to the doc's strengths

WITH MICHAEL DECARLO
Q: President Bush's federal budget contains a Medicare competitive bidding proposal for all HME. What are the chances that it will become law?

AAH pursues own e-CMN agenda

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02/28/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - While various companies with a stake in e-CMNs launch efforts to begin mainstreaming a technology they say is ready to go, AAH and its e-CMN steering committee continue to formulate a software strategy.

Teaming up with Teamsters

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02/28/2002

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Patient Advocate Home Care joined the Teamsters last month and became possibly the first unionized HME in the country, says owner Dan Buikema.

Goodwill turns HME trash into another man's treasure

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02/28/2002

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - When it comes to home medical equipment, one man's trash really is another man's treasure at Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Politics

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02/28/2002

Bush's budget and HME

WITH TOM CONNAUGHTON
Q. How will the president's proposed budget affect the HME industry?

Sleep patients to 'Watch' for disorders with new product

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02/28/2002

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Itamar Medical got FDA approval to begin selling a unique, ambulatory

Update

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02/28/2002

SHARON HILL, Pa. - Legend Healthcare "is reviewing all its options" after losing what appears to be a devastating $15.4 million arbitration case with United Healthcare in January.

In a notice to its remaining provider members dated Jan. 31, Legend wrote:

Option Care eyes infusion of O2

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02/28/2002

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. - Infusion giant Option Care plans to boost its offering to managed care - and pump up its bottomline - by dipping its toes into the home respiratory therapy market.

Update

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02/28/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - While they're still busy plugging away at developing new HCPCS descriptors and definitions for re/hab products, members of AAHomecare's Re/hab and Assistive Technology Council (RATC) are lobbying for the SADMERC's help in reviewing code requests.

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