July 2007


Number of People with COPD Expected to Increase Significantly by 2013

American Thoracic Society Identifies Gender Differences in COPD Clients

Taking Another Look: CMS' Weems Reveals Priorities in Congressional Testimony

New HHS Surety Bond Rule Adds to HME Provider Headaches

AAHomecare Continuum of Care Planned for Medtrade

Accreditation Round-Up

More Manufacturers Reach Out to Assist Providers: Inogen Offers 24-Hour Support

Fighting Oxygen Cuts with Facts

Bariatric Update: What You Eat and Who You Know

Western Culture and Diet Are Shifting the Diabetic Market into Hyperdrive

Industry Continues to Fight For Rehab Carve Out From Competitive Bidding

Boosting Your Sales with Compression Products

CMS Backs Off Original Bid Deadline by One Week

Senate Finance Committee Grills Nominee to Run CMS

Reps. Tanner and Hobson To Kick Off Medtrade 2007

Ramps: A Primer

Berlin Hosts Largest-Ever Paralympic Day

Ron Richard Jumps From ResMed to SeQual

House Committees Wrangle With Medicare Legislation

Deadline to Register for Competitive Bidding is Today

HHS Fights DME Fraud in South Florida, Southern California

Rehab Companies Trade Branch Offices

New Medicare Rules Protect Against Premature Hospital Discharge

Rehab Program Announced For August

Congress Leaves Town With Cloud Hanging Over Power Chairs and Oxygen

Accreditation: Software Companies Can Be Intregral Part of the Process

Q & A with Diabetes Educator

Selecting Software to Meet Business Objectives

Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee to Review At-Home Sleep Testing

CMS Extends Bid Deadline to Friday

House Passes Insurance Program that Includes Oxygen Cuts

AAHomecare Adds to Government Relations and Communications Staff

Lewarski Jumps From Inogen to Invacare

The HME as Retailer: "This is a different mindset."

AAHomecare Wants Feedback From Providers Still Having Trouble Submitting Bids

Invacare's New Marketing Campaign Reflects Market Conditions

CMS Held Special Bidders Conference For DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Today

SeQual Joins VGM

AAHomecare Issues Phone Script For Providers Opposing Oxygen Cuts

Weems Defends Competitive Bidding in Exchange with Kansas Senator

Bowing to Congressional and Industry Outcries, CMS Extends Competitive Bidding Deadline

Legislators Make Last-Minute Plea for NCB Delay

Six Weeks Left on Reset NCB Countdown Clock

Sunrise Medical Appoints New CEO For Separate Divisions

Proposed Legislation Would Restore ADA's Intent

Diabetes: Study Looks at Self-Monitoring and Health Outcomes for Type 2 Clients

Anti-inflammatory Drugs May Increase COPD Patients' Pneumonia Risk

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