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Please tell me there's room at the inn

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Monday, March 30, 2015

One thing about a flight to Vegas: there’s a lot of men wearing gold chains on the plane. Not on the first leg of the flight, from Portland, but from our Detroit connection. Real Mainers aren’t flashy. They are however, quite pasty at this time of year.

What’ll it be: Beer or wine?

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

With everything going on in Washington, D.C., these days, even for our little HME industry, is it any coincidence that AAHomecare has launched a Legislative Council?

The week in diabetes: A closing, a cause, a tight pair of jeans

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It’s what I dread most these days when making calls. A disconnected number. Especially when that number belongs to a provider who has cheerfully taken my calls and weighed in on whatever topics I throw at him regularly over the nearly 10 years I’ve been here.

Swear words, celebrities and everyday people

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It’s not uncommon for me to be at a loss for blog ideas.

That’s certainly the case this week, especially after Managing Editor Theresa used WTF in her blog (yes, I noticed) and Associate Editor Tracy cited a handful of celebrities in hers (ditto).

How can I beat that?

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HR 284 passes!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Update: After all the waiting and lobbying, the passage of HR 284 went relatively quick. Actually, for an act of the government, this was lightning speed. The bill was introduced, moved to suspension calendar, debated for 40 minutes and passed.

Before and after

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Friday, March 13, 2015

I love watching makeover shows on television: style makeovers, physical makeovers, home makeovers, restaurant makeovers, car makeovers—it doesn’t matter, I’ll watch it.

Sleep shenanigans

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I know I’m not the first person to have my sleep patterns interrupted by a new baby, but if you knew how I slept before said baby, you’d feel for me, I swear.

Unfortunately, perception is reality

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do.

I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers?

Is everyone just winter weary?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I had to laugh, even though it’s really kind of sad. A Boston Herald article about the ongoing jury selection process for the Boston Marathon bomber featured this quote from the manager of a home medical equipment company. Apparently he hasn’t given the bombings

Springing into Spring

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Now that we've wrapped up the March issue, it’s time to turn our sights on next month’s edition. Obviously, I know April comes after March, but the implications of that didn’t hit me until I started composing the monthly Product Spotlight email and typed “April” where “March” used to be.

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