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When it rains, it pours

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I just heard Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty apologizing to someone on the phone for not reaching back out to them yet regarding some news that we initially reported on late last week (Sorry Lisa!).

That’s pretty representative of this week so far.

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Let's look at the mail order category, shall we?

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Well, it looks like I posted last week’s blog not a moment too soon. CMS released its highly anticipated list (and list upon list upon list) of the Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers.

Earnings season

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It’s a busy week for those of us who cover the few public companies that do business in the home medical equipment market.

Doing the contract limbo

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Monday, April 25, 2016

“Hey, Theresa, any idea who won contracts?” asked more than a few providers in recent emails.

That, my friends, is the question of the day.

By choice or necessity

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Managing Editor Theresa and I were talking yesterday about the news that United Healthcare will be pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges in all but a handful of states.

Lack of sleep makes no cents

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Editor Liz and our marketing guru Heather (she’s very busy lately trying to drum up messaging to entice you to submit an HME Excellence application) both have very young children and therefore, like to compare notes on different stages of developm

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80/20 rule turns upside down

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

When I’m on the phone with someone from outside the HME industry—most likely from an investment firm—he or she often wants to know how big of a player Medicare is in the market.

Beware the scavengers

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Friday, April 8, 2016
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Inflategate

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Friday, April 8, 2016

This morning, Jo Ellen, the HME News sales rep, sent Liz, Theresa and I a very interesting email.  

While she was decluttering her house last night in preparation for an upcoming town-wide paper shredding event, Jo came across a receipt from when she was born in the hospital.

Another advice column obsession, another opportunity to have eyes opened

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Friday, April 8, 2016

I’ve written in the past about my obsession with Dear Prudence, an advice column on Slate.com.

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