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Would you drop an appeal for partial payment?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We’re used to CMS breaking news late on the Friday before a long holiday weekend. And Friday, Aug. 29, was no exception.

Industry on ice

Friday, August 29, 2014

It hasn’t taken too long for the Internet-craze of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to reach our corner of the universe.

Mini-vacation fallout? I'll take that chance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I know it seems like I was just on vacation and you'd be right. But once again, I am trying to clear (most of it anyway) my desk and my to-do list so I can take a very long Labor Day weekend. Destination: Cape Cod (again).

Take it to the bank

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There are three excellent panel discussions at the HME News Business Summit this year (It’s Sept. 7-9 at The Marquette Hotel, so there’s still time to register!).

Welcome to our world, hospitals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Open Door Forum yesterday was pretty much all hospice, all the time (Oasis, payment rates, cost report, cap survey), so you won’t be seeing a story about it in HME News.

Putting a value on awareness

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was initially charmed by the ice bucket challenge—I still am, actually—but have found myself wondering: what is the value of awareness?

You do play a role! You can succeed!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting the Power Point presentations for the HME News Business Summit always makes me feel like a little kid at Christmas.

The presentations started rolling in last week, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.

Has there been a free fall in M&A activity by the nationals?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You bet, says Dexter Braff.

In this latest sneak peek of The Braff Group M&A Insider, which will appear in the September issue of HME News, we take a look at deal trends by the nationals from 2001 to 2013.

Have DME, will travel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It’s nice to vacation in an area where you know the locals. You get to learn where to go and what to avoid. You eat at the better restaurants and visit the best spots for kayaking or watching the sunset. Or the local dump.

On my recent dereliction

Monday, August 11, 2014

It’s hardly the middle of August, and the weather in Maine is taking a decidedly autumnal turn.