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Legend loses arbitration to United, sources say

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01/31/2002

SHARON HILL, Pa. - Managed care network Legend Healthcare has apparently lost a bid to recover $11 million it claims United Healthcare owed it. The two companies were scheduled to present their cases to an arbiter last November.

Strategy

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01/31/2002

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Home Health Corporation of America (HHCA) emerged from bankruptcy last month a leaner, more focused company that no longer supplies home medical equipment.

VGM blasts into cyberspace with new online university

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01/31/2002

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group's makeover as a member-services organization - and not just a buying group - took on some fresh paint last month when the 1,600-member VGM founded a new online university.

DHHS okays pre-discharge delivery

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01/31/2002

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed a rule change that would allow home medical equipment to be furnished in a skilled nursing facility prior to discharge.

Santa Monica considers unusual accessibility law

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01/31/2002

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - HMEs side-lining in home modifications, here, could be in for some boom times.

Rehab divisions could fall victim to Medicaid cuts

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12/31/2001

GREENVILLE, S.C. ­ Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.

Medicare

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12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Suppliers of diabetic shoes are predicting their sales could increase significantly in the wake of a decision by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand foot care coverage for some beneficiaries with diabetes.

Fla. Medicaid implements comp. bidding

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12/31/2001

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Florida providers are dismayed and incredulous that the state Medicaid program plans to go ahead with a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.

RTs earn seat on AARC board

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12/31/2001

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Respiratory therapists working in home care now, for the first time ever, have a seat on the board of the American Association of Respiratory Care.

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