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Welcome to our world, hospitals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Open Door Forum yesterday was pretty much all hospice, all the time (Oasis, payment rates, cost report, cap survey), so you won’t be seeing a story about it in HME News.

You do play a role! You can succeed!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting the Power Point presentations for the HME News Business Summit always makes me feel like a little kid at Christmas.

The presentations started rolling in last week, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.

Putting a value on awareness

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was initially charmed by the ice bucket challenge—I still am, actually—but have found myself wondering: what is the value of awareness?

Has there been a free fall in M&A activity by the nationals?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You bet, says Dexter Braff.

In this latest sneak peek of The Braff Group M&A Insider, which will appear in the September issue of HME News, we take a look at deal trends by the nationals from 2001 to 2013.

Have DME, will travel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It’s nice to vacation in an area where you know the locals. You get to learn where to go and what to avoid. You eat at the better restaurants and visit the best spots for kayaking or watching the sunset. Or the local dump.

On my recent dereliction

Monday, August 11, 2014

It’s hardly the middle of August, and the weather in Maine is taking a decidedly autumnal turn.

Managing Editor: Unplugged

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's an exciting day here in my cube at HME News world HQ. First, you may remember my disappointment last year when a diabetes tracking app, GlucoseBuddy, downloaded onto my new phone proved unworkable for me.

What’s the definition of excellence?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HME News Publisher Rick Rector and I had an excellent conversation with the judges of the HME Excellence Awards this week, during which we pondered the following question:

What’s the definition of excellence and how has it changed?

Dear Prudence: Do I have to use a mail-order Rx?

Monday, July 28, 2014

I’ve mentioned in this space before about my obsession with an advice column called Dear Prudence. While many issues are wacky (Help!

Audits put providers out of business

Friday, July 18, 2014
Van Miller
CEO and founder, The VGM Group

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from Van Miller that appeared in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier in July.