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Reporter's notebook: Caught on tape?


Rather than give him the runaround, T.J. McEnany almost wishes Florida's Medicaid program would just tell him that they're out of money and won't pay his claims for gait trainers.

'It was so close to breaking even'


Maine -Majors Mobility closed the doors on its second location this spring, just shy of celebrating its four-yearanniversary.
"It was so close to breaking even," said President Tyrrell Hunter. "It's too bad, because this year, I think it would have crossed the line."

Don't get left out in the cold

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's bitterly cold here today in our little corner of New England, although today's weather is an improvement over yesterday when temps could most optimistically be described as bone-chilling.

Cy Corgan: Yes, retail sales can grow


Thanks to the shaky economy, consumers are saving more and buying less, but that's no reason for providers to let retail sales fall by the wayside, says retail mobility expert Cy Corgan. With effective marketing, providers can drive traffic to their stores and increase revenue.

Lamberts Health Care: Cash, credit or check, please


Thirty-three years ago, the owner of Lambert's Home Medical in Knoxville, Tenn., had just graduated college and his job searches were proving fruitless in a flat economy.
"Jobs were scarce--I was beginning to get discouraged and worried about my future," he said. "I remember praying one afternoon for God to get me out of the situation I was in and help me find a job and an opportunity. A few days later I found myself at Lambert's Pharmacy getting a prescription filled. While there, the pharmacist, Martin Lambert, said he needed some help with his medical equipment rental department. I took the job and have been here ever since."