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01/31/2002

You have mail: PSA discovers winning e-mail strategy with docs

Expanded CPAP guidelines effective April 1

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - CMS has made its acquiescence to expanded CPAP coverage official by announcing an April 1 start date for the new policy. Sleep providers are both pleased and optimistic that it will bring a groundswell of new business.

Extrapolation in Senate's hands

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Now that the House has passed its version of regulatory and contracting relief, the Senate Finance Committee is looking at the issue under the guise of the Medicare Appeals, Regulatory and Contracting Improvement Act of 2001 (S. 1738).

Providers can expect UPIN edits

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - On the heels of an OIG report that states in 1999 Medicare paid $32 million for medical equipment and supply claims with invalid UPINs and $59 million for claims with inactive numbers, CMS has released a program memorandum requesting carriers review claims an

OIG studies question AWP

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - A slew of recent OIG reports studying the discount below AWP at which pharmacies purchase brand name drugs in various states is strengthening CMS's argument that average wholesale prices might distort drug prices, healthcare attorneys are saying.

AWP does it all: distribute, manufacture, deal product

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12/31/2001

FRESNO, Calif. - After several years of focusing on its OEM business, American Wheelchair Products is jumping back into the distribution of manual wheelchair parts with both feet.

CA: Number of uninsured to rise

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12/31/2001

ATLANTA - Coalition America (CA), a healthcare technology company working to help other companies control costs, expects the recession to result in an increase in the number of patients without health insurance.

CPI zigs and zags: up, down and up

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - The frosting that CMS spread over last summer's CPI increase has lost a little of its sweetness, but providers are still better off than they were in 2000.

Managing Editor

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12/31/2001

Do your part: Help Arnie make the cut
When it comes to sales and marketing, few would venture to mention the HME dealer in the same breath as P.T. Barnum.

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