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Rearview 2012: Sleep, diabetes feel squeeze on all sides


Sleep therapy is such a booming business that it’s hardly surprising sleep-related stories once again dominated the specialty provider sector in 2012.

OIG updates Congress on fraud efforts


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects to recover $6.9 billion and exclude 3,131 individuals and entities from participating in federal healthcare programs in fiscal year 2012, according to its Semiannual Report to Congress published Nov. 27.

BodyMedia seeks endorsers and influencers


SAN DIEGO – BodyMedia popped onto the HME radar screen recently when it announced that it would use $12 million in new funding to expand into the diabetes and sleep markets.

CressCare deal puts Hubs on growth track


MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. – The folks at Hubs Home Oxygen and Medical Supplies “love sleep,” so when they had the opportunity to acquire CressCare Medical, they jumped at it.

Want something worth $10,000 for $99?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Everyone likes to get bang for their buck, right? Well, do I have a deal for you.

HME News and Emerge Sales have teamed up again to offer you a new webcast in the "Referral Source Speaks" series: "Don't Get Caught Sleeping: Find Out What Makes Sleep Lab Directors Tick."

MED maximizes sleep biz


LUBBOCK, Texas - Darlene Weeks could not be happier with The MED Group's efforts to help members boost their sleep business.

Sleep problems: Not just for the old and overweight

Friday, September 24, 2010

Well, if you ever needed proof that sleep is becoming a key part of the healthcare lexicon here it is. My roommate, Amanda (age 26, normal weight) went to the doctor's this week because she is absolutely exhausted.


Educate the public and grow your business


SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply has discovered a cool way to boost its community standing and get new CPAP patients: Host free educational lectures on sleep for the public.

"Specialty. That's the orange page, right?"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

At lunch today I was asked what topics I cover for HME News.  My main beat is, of course, specialty providers, including CPAP and sleep issues, hence my appearance at the respiratory spoke of the MED Group's Leadership conference here in Jacksonville.

Respiratory providers second guess themselves


Respiratory providers expand beyond their specialties.