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Pay raise for North Dakota

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08/25/2011

BISMARCK, N.D. - While providers in most states are seeing Medicaid reimbursement dwindle, HME providers here received an across-the-board increase of 3%.

Time for re-accreditation? It can be intense

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08/25/2011

WASHINGTON - The mad rush for HME providers to get accredited after Medicare began requiring it in 2009 is starting up again, says Bob Weir, an accreditation consultant and surveyor. Weir has been conducting surveys all over the country and took a break to give providers some survey advice.

AMEPA goes west

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08/25/2011

Members of AMEPA on July 28 wrapped up a two-week lobbying trip that took them from San Diego to Seattle--all of which are metropolitan statistical areas on the West Coast that are included in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Consultant's corner: Think managed care is the solution?

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08/25/2011

Industry consultant Alison Cherney says "everyone wants to get into managed care" these days.

Survey sought input on salary

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08/25/2011

When Richard Davis wanted to create a realistic--and rewarding--pay scale for his employees, he turned to the experts: his fellow HME providers. Davis, vice president of customer satisfaction and human resources for Valdosta, Ga.-based Barnes Healthcare, created a salary survey that he shared through LinkedIn and various state associations. He spoke with HME News recently about why it's important to not only pay a fair wage, but to create incentives for employees to grow.

New online store allows Enos to 'get feet wet'

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08/25/2011

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Enos Home Oxygen and Medical Supply is adding a new online store to its website, a move the provider hopes will pay off in the future.

Professionalism will help your business

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08/25/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Becoming more professional is better for business, better for patients and better for profitability, Joel Marx, president of Cleveland-based Medical Service Co. and AAHomecare chairman told HME News TV recently.

Vendors: Medtrade still vital

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08/25/2011

ATLANTA - Medtrade and the home medical industry have always been inextricably linked in their challenges and successes over the decades--so much so that as HME providers have struggled financially with dramatic Medicare changes and a fragile overall economy, so has the industry's marquee event.

Shelly 'sounds off'

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08/25/2011

ATLANTA - If anyone could be called the Godfather of the HME Industry, it would be Sheldon "Shelly" Prial.

Fundraisers seek industry support

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08/25/2011

ATLANTA - Fundraising organizers are counting heavily on the HME industry's support in two separate events on Tuesday, Oct. 25. AAHomecare's "Stand Up for Homecare" and MK Battery's "Power For Funding" both aim to get Medtrade attendees to open their wallets for their individual causes.

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