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Medicare costs restrained

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01/31/2002

DME costs rise 4.5%, slower than Medicare's 5.6%
BALTIMORE - Overall healthcare spending jumped almost 7% last year, outpacing last year's 5.7% growth clip as the cost of health care in the U.S. grew to $1.3 trillion.

MED U boosts online offerings

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01/31/2002

MILWAUKEE - Home Care Medical's effort to inject some humor into the HME industry has started paying dividends.

Reimbursement

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01/31/2002

YARMOUTH, Maine - Industry observers speculating that reimbursement for respiratory medications would take a hit of up to 25% in January have been looking through a cracked crystal ball.

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

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01/31/2002

Today, most HME providers know that ADLs, now commonly cast as "convenience products," are escalating in demand from aging baby boomers shopping for elderly parents.

Politics

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01/31/2002

Mending confusing HCPCS

Lincare settles with family for $2 million

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01/31/2002

NORFOLK, Vir. - The family of a 10-year-old boy struck and killed when a Lincare delivery van ran a stop sign two years ago tentatively settled with the company for $2 million last month.

Payment

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01/31/2002

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. - Mark Manchester can't believe it.

Legal

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01/31/2002

Playing to the doc's strengths

Get a good night's sleep: Hop aboard the e-CMN train

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01/31/2002

My involvement with electronic CMNs began in 2000. Since that time, I have talked to countless people regarding this technology.

Reimbursement

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01/31/2002

Careful: Repair work can be tricky

WITH NANCY BURMA
Q: We want to provide repair services to our patients, even to new patients, but we are reluctant because reimbursement is so difficult. Any suggestions?

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