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How to make money in HME. Part II

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I received an interesting email yesterday  from an HME provider I've known and respected for several years.

Look for Internet dealers to sell more oxygen equipment, study says

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

I came across this study the other day by Kalorama  Information, which predicts big changes are in store for the home respiratory market. Here's the executive summary, which I think you'll find interesting. MM

Ensure survival through change

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03/16/2010

It's old news now that complex rehab companies are under the gun. For example, while they received an exemption from national competitive bidding, they also got hit with a 9.5% Medicare reduction effective Jan. 1, 2009. Unfortunately, there is neither a silver bullet nor a great business secret that can be used to solve the challenges stemming from reimbursement reductions. Companies have been forced to look at a variety of changes to ensure survival.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or something like that

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AAHomecare is in a difficult position. It is the industry’s national association, yet it has a relatively small membership. As such, non-members are often prone to question the association’s motives on a variety of issues.

AAHomecare lays out vision for Medicare oxygen

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The following letter from AAHomecare is of critical importance to all HMEs who provide Medicare oxygen. If you want to find out what oxygen reimbursement could look like in the future, read on. —Mike Moran

Hello, HME News? This is the GAO, and we have some questions about oxygen

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This morning, little old me, the humble executive editor of HME News, spent 40 minutes on the phone with four Government Accountability Office officials, answering questions about Medicare oxygen.

Oxygen: '$3 billion for air, because that's all it really is'

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Friday, August 28, 2009

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Healthcare reform: House reaches compromise

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats in the House, has reached a compromise with leaders in the House,  according to a story

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