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Manufacturers reassess terms

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08/30/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – With three high-profile HME providers now moving through the bankruptcy process, should it come as a surprise that manufacturers are trying to protect themselves by tightening their payment terms?

CMS addresses providers going out of business

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08/23/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced that, effective immediately, it will allow the replacement of oxygen equipment when suppliers exit the business.

MetroStar launches social media presence

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07/25/2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – MetroStar Home Health Products now has Facebook and Twitter pages that give customers another way to communicate with the company. MetroStar plans to post daily health tips and facts on social media.

Medtrade sneak peek: Stay accountable

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10/12/2012

ATLANTA – Accountable care organizations (ACOs) seem perfectly designed to demonstrate the value of home care, creating collaboration among healthcare professionals to reduce the need for acute care and hospital admissions.

The Fault in Our Stars

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Friday, September 21, 2012

You know when you get a new car, suddenly every third car you see is the same blue Honda Civic you just bought? 

It's been like that with me and HME. Everywhere I go, I spot scooters and wheelchairs and rollators. I guess I never really took notice of these before. 

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Summit recharges providers

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09/21/2012

PITTSBURGH – Several speakers at last week’s HME News Business Summit had the same take-home message for providers: “This is your time.”

Biggest factor in presidential election? Business

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09/21/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to the November presidential election, HME providers say they are voting with their pocketbooks.

I'm adding one more thing to your plate

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Friday, September 14, 2012

I know being a provider these days is really stressful. Trying to keep up with Medicare's ever-changing policies—do those cryptic DME MAC updates even help?—as well as keeping up with everything every other business owner has to keep up with, like payroll, community involvement, taxes, etc.

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Being a Grinchy Grinch

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Monday, August 6, 2012

They're doing construction on the floor below us at HME News World HQ. All last week, they were sandblasting the ceilings down there, and, as a coworker put it, it sounded like we were working in a car wash.

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Storm chaser? That's me!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

In making cold calls over the past week or so, I've talked to several providers who've gone above and beyond in some pretty extreme weather situations. 

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