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Providers cultivate online customer reviews

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Most HME providers have some sort of online presence, but it’s important to manage that presence, particularly reviews of their businesses, experts say.

Providers put on their learning caps

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – One-quarter of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re most interested in learning about retail and cash sales at the upcoming Medtrade Spring conference and expo.

FODAC joins volunteer coalition

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02/14/2019

TUCKER, Ga. – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has been accepted into National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), a coalition of volunteer organizations dedicated to helping survivors and their communities in the wake of disasters.

Invacare sees improvements in 2018

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02/14/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales of $244.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, a 2.3% decrease compared to the same quarter in 2017, and $972.3 million for all of 2018, a 0.6% increase compared to 2017.

Busy week for HOMES

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02/13/2019

BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Wearables have limits, say HME providers

‘Your smart phone is not going to function as a cane’
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02/08/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.

Cold snap makes for slow week

‘We can operate but there’s not a lot of business coming in,’ said one provider. ‘Most businesses are closed.’
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02/01/2019

CHICAGO – HME providers last week curtailed deliveries and sent employees home as record-breaking cold gripped much of the Midwest.

Changes ahead for MED Group

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02/01/2019

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.– Managed Health Care Associates is moving operations for The MED Group to its corporate headquarters, closing the Lubbock, Texas, office.

Reporter's notebook: 2018: Old foes and new markets

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01/24/2019

Sometimes it seems as if Amazon taking over the planet and the HME world is no exception, as evidenced by our list of the five most-read provider stories of 2018.

Washington state: Medicaid restricts prescriptions

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01/24/2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Only physicians can now order medical equipment for Medicaid recipients, says the Health Care Authority in Washington state.

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