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Snow my god

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Monday, January 26, 2015

As winter storm Juno stretches her white arms across New England, there is a palpable sense of anticipation permeating throughout HME News headquarters: the promise of a snow day.

On the Summit trail

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The 2015 HME News Business Summit, Sept. 13-15 in Nashville, may be more than seven months away, but it has already become a daily part of my to-do list.

I’ve started making calls to past attendees, asking them what would be their dream session.

The biggest obstacle to aging in place? Dad.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

After being threatened with a walker, my dad has finally begun using (occasionally) a cane. Not always successfully. He tends to carry it, which kind of defeats the purpose. The cane is not from your local DME or pharmacy.

Consolidation, coaching and the care continuum

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HME News taped a bunch of HME News TV interviews at Medtrade in October. I always enjoy previewing these interviews—there are so many hidden gems in them that can get you motivated about the industry, your company, your employees, you name it.

A good news week

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Friday, January 9, 2015

I blogged last week about how the industry saw some good progress, but no resolutions, on its top issues of competitive bidding and audits in 2014.

Well, it’s off to a good start in 2015.

Planet Provider?

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The other night I was on my way to the gym and I was listening to NPR (the poor man’s XM satellite radio). The podcast was about how low-cost gyms rake in members without going out of business. The gym I was driving to? Planet Fitness. The example NPR used? Planet Fitness.

Rip Van Winkle? Not so much

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

You’d think, after taking a three-month maternity leave, that I’d I feel a little bit more Rip Van Winkle about the HME industry.

And to all, a good night

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Boy, there’s belt-tightening all over the HME industry. Take today when I received my annual birthday card (I am a Christmas Eve baby) from my wing mates.

No take-backs

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Friday, December 19, 2014

There’s a saying, “If everyone put their problems in a pile, they would look at everyone else’s and take theirs back.”

The more things change...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It’s been a fun—and busy—three months, but with the return of our editor, Liz Beaulieu, I must hand off my crown.

I won’t lie, I like being in charge. Except when I wish someone else was.

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