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New study finds remote sleep testing 96% accurate

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12/31/2001

Research that quantifies the cost effectiveness of home-based sleep monitoring has resulted in some favorable attention for Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sleep Solutions, a development that company officials are hoping will propel remote apnea testing into the mainstream.

Study provides sobering look at Medicare billing problems

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12/31/2001

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A new study that has aggregated remittance data from more than 240,000 Medicare claims has put ammunition behind HME claims that paperwork is the toughest part of being a provider.

For example, the RemitData study has found that:

FAMED hires first lobbyist

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12/31/2001

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers (FAMED) plans to hire its first-ever lobbyist to help track state legislative issues.

Sunrise transforms exec team

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12/31/2001

LONGMONT, Colo. - The retirement of Tom O'Donnell as president of Sunrise Medical, announced and effective Nov. 5, completes the remarkable transformation of the Sunrise Medical executive team.

Four months later: HME provider aims for normalcy

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12/31/2001

NEW YORK CITY - Three months after terrorists flew two jetliners into the World Trade Center, business is slowly returning to normal for Milton Past, but his life will never be the same.

Marketing

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12/31/2001

NEW ORLEANS - If what Arnold Palmer did for the popularity of golf has legs beyond the links, the home medical equipment industry is about to become the beneficiary of a whole new level of recognition.

Sales

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12/31/2001

SEWELL, N.J. - Electric Mobility's "not making any money" in its dealer division and as of Jan. 1 stopped selling its popular Rascal scooters and TurnAbout power wheelchair through HMEs, preferring instead to focus on the more lucrative direct-to-consumer market.

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.

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