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Competitive bidding: 'It's not going away'

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05/31/2002

WASHINGTON - Even if industry leaders manage to derail President Bush's call to roll out a national competitive bidding program for Medicare this year, don't think you've seen the last it.

Provider: 'Drop dead' Medicaid

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05/31/2002

SANDWICH, Mass. - Mark Sheehan had two words for state Medicaid auditors who claimed he owned $247,000 due to faulty billing practices: "Drop dead."

'They kicked my teeth out'

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05/31/2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Almost a year to the day that Scott Vogelsang appeared on the cover on an industry publication next to the headline "When is Fraud Okay?" the U.S. government charged the DME provider with healthcare fraud.

Rumor mill: Rotech eyeing AHP

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05/31/2002

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The rumor mill is chewing up American Homepatient once again, aided by real concerns that the company may not be able to meet its debt obligation beyond Dec. 31, 2002.

Rotech's revenues jump 5.9% in first quarter

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05/31/2002

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech Healthcare reported net revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002, of $160 million, an increase of 5.9% over revenues of $151.2 million for the same quarter in the previous year.

Update

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05/31/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - CMS failed to take up the Re/hab and Assistive Technology Council's (RATC) recently submitted code applications at its DME Open Meeting last month, but RATC hopes they'll make the agenda at its last meeting of the year on June 17.

Scully mixes it up with Congress

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04/30/2002

WASHINGTON — CMS Administrator Tom Scully backed down from his refusal to appear before the House Small Business Committee to answer questions on whether Medicare's reimbursement policies hurt small businesses that market medical devices.

Congress seriously considers national competitive bidding

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04/30/2002

WASHINGTON — While national competitive bidding has appeared as a proposal in the federal budget during past administrations, industry officials are taking it more seriously than ever this year.

Question of the Show

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04/30/2002

If you were to receive an RFP for competitive bidding tomorrow, and you were asked to respond in 30 days, what would you do?

Finance

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04/30/2002

Enron's impact on HMEs
WITH TOM CARDEN
Q.What do Enron and Arthur Anderson have to do with me?

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