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Apria is the top provider of transfilling technology…for now

Monday, June 29, 2015

I’m working on a story about oxygen transfilling technology.

I’m working on a story about oxygen transfilling technology because Invacare has reported, for the past few quarters, the loss of a significant order of HomeFills by a national account.


The Green Giant meets the Golden Commode

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It’s easy to feel, in this small world that is the HME industry, that you’re the only ones going through so much change.


HME dealmaking off to slow start

Friday, June 19, 2015

I love how The Braff Group thinks.

It noticed last June a particularly low deal count for the HME industry in the first quarter of 2015. But it also noticed a low deal count for the other healthcare sectors it tracks.

Diet Coke Diet

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In keeping with the recent health kick that seems to have infiltrated the HME office, I’ve decided to give up diet soda after saturating my bloodstream with aspartame for more than five years.

What a waste!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My last blog covered the Xtreme Eating Awards and the ridiculous entrees dreamed up by chain restaurants.

How’s that for reason?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

While trying to parse together the news last Friday that CMS was dropping non-invasive vents from Round 1 2017, Managing Editor Theresa and I came to the conclusion that the agency figured out it needed to work out s

Technical difficulties, or as one provider called it, “CBIC/NSC Goofs”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

No sooner had I heard that CMS had sent out letters to providers asking them to review their bids as part of the Round 2 re-compete had I started hearing of issues.

Luke, I am not wearing a CPAP mask

Friday, May 29, 2015

Before I wandered into HME News’ world headquarters nearly eight months ago, Medicare was an abstract concept that existed somewhere in the ether. I knew it was a federal health insurance program, but not much more than that.