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Use Univita as a lightning rod for action

Friday, September 4, 2015
Tammy Zelenko
president/CEO, AdvaCare Home Services

This is exactly the situation that we said would happen with this type of model that limits providers and limits access to care  (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses contracts”).

Who’s to blame for Univita's collapse?

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bob Lichtenstein
Hollywood Medical Supply

I am reading the Univita story in the latest edition and something is missing or was lost in translation (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” p. 1, September 2015).

A horse is a horse of course, but Ladybug knocked her rider off course

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My friend Danielle, a long-avowed animal lover, has been taking horseback riding lessons for the past year or so. In August, she finally realized her dream of owning her very own horse, a rehabbed mustang named Ladybug (she didn’t pick the name).

Consolidation and tough love

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Each year, we file a Freedom of Information Act request with CMS for the number of providers who provide each of six product categories: oxygen concentrators, CPAPs, hospital beds, blood glucose strips, power wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs.

Decade of DME

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Yesterday, the UPI team (parent of HME News) coaxed me into our conference room overlooking the Royal River (as well as the woodpile for the restaurant) to “surprise” me on my tenth anniversary with the company.

HME is getting more…well, sophisticated

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I was reading a study titled “Retrospective Assessment of Home Ventilation to Reduce Rehospitalization in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine when I

Steady as she goes

Friday, August 21, 2015

We’re getting our ducks in a row for two big data reveals:

·      the annual update of the HME Databank on Oct. 1; and

·      the annual update to our State of the Industry Report in December.

Sasquatch and the grab bars

Monday, August 17, 2015

Last week, while vacationing at the Cape, I helped mom clean out and organize her storage shed.

This is not as altruistic as it might sound. The more Stuff (and it is Stuff) I can encourage mom to get rid of now, the less I have to deal with when she shuffles off her mortal coil.

There's an app for that...I think

Monday, August 17, 2015

I know very little about mobile apps and even less about APIs and data diagrams, but as I scoured Google for the latest in mobility happenings this morning, I came across an open fo

HME has not given up any further ground

Friday, August 14, 2015

Here’s a sneak peak at the The Braff Group M&A Insider in our September issue.