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CMS has some explaining to do

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than anything else, the binding bids language recently passed as part of the “doc fix” bill sends a strong message to CMS that its competitive bidding program, as currently structured, is majorly flawed.

Take the first flight out they said. Get there on the first day they said.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It might be the sleep deprivation talking, but I think I’ve just been hazed.

Step slowly away from the cupcakes

Monday, April 20, 2015

While it’s typical in most offices for people to bring in sweet treats, ours doesn’t typically go overboard. Until it does.

A CPAP frame of mind

Friday, April 17, 2015

I shouldn’t have been surprised this morning, when I was watching the Today show, eating my granola (homemade) and drinking my coffee (freshly ground and French press brewed), to see a ResMed CPAP mask.

An emoji is worth 160 characters

Monday, April 13, 2015

My mother is 30 years older than me and even though I'm a millennial and she’s a baby boomer, her emoji game is much stronger than mine, like expert level.

Exhibit A:  

The very big celebrity who saw Jim Sullivan and Mike Moran naked

Friday, April 10, 2015
By Jim Sullivan

It was 20 years ago today, that Sergeant Pepper…no, that I, as a fledgling editor of an upstart publication, contacted incoming NAMES CEO Bill Coughlan about an interview for a profile in the very first issue of HME News, which was to hit the proverbial newsstand in May of 1995.

Tech talk

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is it me, or is healthcare-related technology popping up more than usual lately?

Notes from Vegas: Walking like an Egyptian and Shelly on a stick

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I don’t know if it’s simply because I’ve stepped into summer, if only briefly, but Medtrade Spring feels like a vacation, compared to the events I usually attend.

No wonder editor Liz Beaulieu has been keeping this trip to herself!

Please tell me there's room at the inn

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?

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?