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PE firm acquires two providers, enters bid program

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08/26/2014

PHILADELPHIA – SRA Healthcare, a spinoff private equity investment firm of SRA Capital, has acquired two HME providers in the Philadelphia region: Southampton, Pa.-based Total Medical Solutions and Bristol, Pa.-based Medical Express.

Bid lawsuit just got bigger

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08/22/2014

WASHINGTON – There are now 10 lawsuits representing 17 HME providers suing the federal government for breach of contract as part of the original Round 1 of competitive bidding, says Jerry Stouck, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, the law firm representing Cardiosom.

NHIA applauds, remains vigilant

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08/22/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Stakeholders were “pleasantly surprised” when external infusion pumps weren’t included in the Round 2 recompete, but they say they won’t let down their guard.

You do play a role! You can succeed!

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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.

MED hosts fly-in

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08/15/2014

LUBBOCK, Texas – The MED Group, in conjunction with AAHomecare, will host a legislative fly-in at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. The focus of the fly-in in will be to promote H.R.

CMS changes up areas, products in Round 2 recompete

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07/18/2014

BALTIMORE – Keeping everyone on their toes, CMS has a few surprises up its sleeve for the Round 2 recompete of competitive bidding, say industry stakeholders.

Carving out contracts: New scheme or practical solution?

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07/18/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS’s proposal to allow contract suppliers to sell specific lines of business could jolt M&A activity in the HME industry, but not necessarily in a good way, industry watchers say.

In brief: Verus rolls up sleep biz, Hoveround ups certification

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07/18/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Verus Healthcare has acquired its 85th CPAP business, it announced last week.

Preparations underway for Round 2 recompete

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07/16/2014

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to recompete contracts for Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies.

CMS trying to boldly go where it shouldn't: Alaska

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Did you know that if you laid the state of Alaska on top of the Lower 48 (as they refer to it from up there), it would cover an area stretching from Minnesota to Texas? And that there are only about eight DME providers in the whole state?

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