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Strategy

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02/28/2002

DALLAS - A 19-location HME that targets orthopedic surgeons as referral sources and offers a one-stop-shop solution for all their equipment needs, is taking its show nationally, thanks to about $6 million in backing.

'Oxygen boy' meets Mr. Hoodenpyle

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02/28/2002

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. - Henry Early Hoodenpyle calls his 43-year-old HME provider, Rick Forshee, "oxygen boy." Forshee calls the 108-year-old WWI veteran Mr. Hoodenpyle.

By most standards, Hoodenpyle, who goes by Early, is not your typical O2 patient.

Reimbursement

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02/28/2002

DMERC customer service
WITH NANCY BURMA
Q. How can you be sure the information given by the Customer Service Units at the DMERCs is correct?

The times - they've already changed

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02/28/2002

You'll see some significant changes in the structure of HME News this month, based entirely on changes that are occuring in the industry.

Apria ushers in new CEO

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02/28/2002

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria has announced that Lawrence M. Higby, 56, has been appointed CEO and elected to the company's board of directors, replacing Philip L. Carter.

Strategies differ for lightweight, sports chairs

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02/28/2002

The line distinguishing lightweight wheelchairs from sport chairs has been gradually un-blurring in recent years and as a result, marketing tactics have become more distinct for each segment, mobility providers say.

AAHomecare: synergy, strength through unity

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02/28/2002

Last month, HME News published results of a poll revealing that some in our industry still believe that DME suppliers would be best served by a national organization focused solely on its issues.

Reaction

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02/28/2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Industry sources are denying that physicians have plotted against HME suppliers to keep patients in hospitals, despite recent comments from Matria Healthcare's president and CEO that allude to just that.

Study: e-CMNs must save docs time and money

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02/28/2002

NEW YORK - There's no way doctors are going to adopt e-CMNs or any other advanced technology unless it makes them money or allows them to spend more face time with patients, according to a new study, Physicians and Emerging Information Technologies.

ABN meets lackluster reception

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02/28/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - To the victors go the spoils, but it doesn't look like many are touching the spoils of the recently won Advanced Beneficiary Notice - neither the Medicare beneficiaries who can now upgrade the rental or purchase of DMEPOS equipment, or the DMEPOS suppli

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