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Study: Store brand incontinence supplies spike

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12/31/2001

CHICAGO - Product innovation and the absence of multiple brand-name competitors are spurring private label adult incontinence product growth, according to a study by Information Resources, Inc.

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.

Don't balance Florida's budget by adopting competitive bidding for DME

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12/31/2001

Effective Oct. 1, 2001, the Florida legislature has mandated that the state's Medicaid program run a statewide competitive bidding project. The purpose? To cut $1.3 million from the Home Health Funding budget.

Goodbye to EMC

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12/31/2001

With regard to Electric Mobility and its dealer network, good bye to dealership sales and good riddance. Electric Mobility was a lousy business partner for dealers and even for its own sales staff in the field.

Suppliers pass on ADMC

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12/31/2001

YARMOUTH, Maine - It appears rehab suppliers are not taking full advantage of the advanced determination for Medicare coverage (ADMC) that the DMERCs are now accepting and processing for certain custom wheelchairs.

Testing supports strong sales growth for sleep apnea products

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12/31/2001

More patients are being tested and diagnosed with sleep apnea than ever before, according to industry interviews conducted by Feedback Research Services in mid-2001. In October, one sleep center reported a 10% increase in services, compared with the previous six months.

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