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Healtheheart targets HMEs with DSM software

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03/31/2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Healtheheart revamped its disease management (DSM) software with a patient-tracking system this month, and it's now making a strong push for its use by HME providers.

Mr. Magoo had obstructive sleep apnea

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03/31/2002

CLEVELAND, Ohio - People with round heads face a greater risk of sleep apnea and chronic snoring than those with thin faces, researchers from Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University have found.

ResMed calls software debut a 'giant step'

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03/31/2002

SAN DIEGO - ResMed is releasing a comprehensive patient management program, called Boomerang, that the company calls a giant step toward ResMed's goal of being a total solution provider to homecare providers and sleep labs.

Look for fraud investigators to target smaller HMEs

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03/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - To get out of bankruptcy, Rotech Medical agreed to pay the federal government $17 million for allegedly improperly billing Medicare.

DSM providers uncertain of CMS demo project

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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