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Epic snowfall puts providers on standby


BUFFALO, N.Y. – HME providers say this week's record-breaking seven feet of snow dumped on Buffalo and parts of Western New York hasn’t hampered operations—much.

Philips launches COPD Survey


Andover, Mass. – In recognition of World COPD Day Nov. 19, Royal Philips launched a patient survey to uncover the physical, emotional and psychological challenges COPD patients face on a daily basis.

Medtrade Spring features new format


LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring is mixing it up this year.

Mixon to step down


ELYRIA, Ohio – Mal Mixon is retiring.

The founder of Invacare will step down as executive chairman of the Board of Directors Dec. 21.

Appeals backlog soars, solutions don’t appear imminent


WASHINGTON – Less than a year after a massive appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level first came to light, that backlog has nearly tripled.

Stakeholders: ‘Our issues are bipartisan’


YARMOUTH, Maine – When the balance of power shifts in the 114th Congress, HME leaders say the industry will be OK.




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