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year in review

The year in blogs

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Managing Editor Theresa will attest that I’ve been trying to write a blog for a few days now. Sometimes it comes easy; sometimes it doesn’t.

The year in review: Bidding, bundling and a buyout


YARMOUTH, Maine – Although it’s nothing new by now, competitive bidding remains the biggest issue to stupefy and stymie HME providers, according to a list of the most read stories in HME News in 2014.

A look back, a look forward

Thursday, November 15, 2012

When we wrap up an issue, I always take the same issue for the previous year and dump it.

Before I dump it, I usually look at the front page to see what has changed, what hasn’t.

A few things about the cover of the December 2011 issue caught my eye (See image below).

January 2011 vs. January 2012

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I like to get a feel for how the HME industry has changed (or not) by comparing the front pages of the January issue of HME News for the current year and the past year. Take a look at the front pages for January 2011 and January 2012:

The year in review: Try try again

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It’s becoming a tradition, in my editorial for the January issue, to list and comment on the 10 most viewed stories on our website for the previous year. I think readers enjoy this.

What a difference a year doesn't make!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Check out these two front pages from HME News, the first from January 2010 issue and the second from January 2011 issue. (Click on the thumbnails to get a slightly larger version of the front pages.)

Kind of depressing, right?