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Spring's gotcha!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Saturday, I cracked open a window, cleaned out my car and stowed my winter boots in the closet. 

This morning, I donned mittens while I chipped snow and ice off of my car (in Maine, we keep the ice scrapers at hand year round).

Ahh … spring.

Who's been doing more buying lately: nationals or non-nationals?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Here's a sneak peak at The Braff Group Insider for the May issue. This graph breaks down M&A activity by the nationals and non-nationals over a 10-year period.

Is CMS preparing for hunting season?

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Jamie Loper
co-founder, DMEevalumate

As Elmer Fudd would say “Be vewwy, vewwy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits!” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may not be hunting rabbits, but they’re hunting the very elusive greenbacks.

The capped rental head-scratcher

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Friday, April 4, 2014

I’m a firm believer that there’s a song lyric for every situation. 

The opener to Billie Myers’ 90’s tune “Kiss the Rain” got stuck in my head this week:

“Hello? Can you hear me? Am I getting through to you?”

Reporter's notebook: crash course in charting and other calamities

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Friday, April 4, 2014

For years, HME providers have been trying to teach physicians what they need to include in their chart notes, often to no avail, says Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North.

Living the dream

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

“Hi, this is Theresa calling from HME News. How are you?”

“Oh, Theresa, I am living the dream,” was the reply.

Post-acute buzz: Relationship vs. service marketing

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Friday, March 28, 2014

It’s a little too early to go into too much detail, but a big focus at this year’s HME News Business Summit, Sept. 7-9 in Minneapolis, will be post-acute care.

Not HME, but post-acute care.

Get off your soft chairs

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Shelly Prial

The DME/HME industry for the past 30 or more years has been cyclic. There have been changes, but most providers have experienced very good years.

2013 healthcare deals by sector

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Here's a sneak peek at The Braff Group M&A Insider for the April issue:

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Give up the ghost? Not me

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Well, I am sorry to say today’s the day I finally pulled the plug on my plans to get a Dexcom CGM (color: pink). The reason: I can’t afford it.

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