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Apria racks up losses


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare on Nov. 4 reported net revenues of $584.9 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2011, compared to $526 million for the same period last year. But it reported a net loss of $4.7 million vs. $100,000.

Briefs: Apria, Praxair finalize deal


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has completed its purchase of Praxair's U.S. homecare business, the provider announced March 7. Praxair offered home respiratory services, home medical equipment and enteral nutrition through more than 80 locations nationally. Apria offers home respiratory services, home medical equipment and home infusion through 500 locations nationally. Apria has more than $2 billion in annual revenues.

Apria posts loss for quarter, year


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare announced on Feb. 18 that its net revenues dropped $8.4 million or 1.6% for the fourth quarter.

Analyst: It's the private equity way'


Now that you know what a dividend recapitalization is, here’s some additional insight on The Blackstone Group and Apria Healthcare from Bob Leonard, an analyst with the Pittsburgh-based mergers and acquisition firm, The Braff Group.

Reporter's notebook: Apria Healthcare


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Do you know what a “dividend recapitalization” is? I didn’t, but I do now.

Forget healthcare reform. Give Medicare to everyone

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a waste of time all this back and forth on healthcare reform has been. The answer's been right in front of our faces the whole time: Expand Medicare to everyone.

AAHomecare lays out vision for Medicare oxygen

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