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HME Excellence Awards: Health Complex makes excellence simple

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05/24/2010

In 1984, Health Complex was nothing more than a section in a neighborhood pharmacy. More than a quarter century later, it is a $7.5 million healthcare organization with 64 employees, four locations and an HME Excellence Award for second runner-up in the respiratory category.

Minnesota: Tax on DME? In some cases, yes.

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05/24/2010

"In Minnesota, you could buy a $500 outfit and you wouldn't get taxed, but you could buy a $500 piece of medical equipment and you would," said Rose Schafhauser, executive director of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES). "When we've explained that, it has resonated with lawmakers."

TV station attempts to follow the Medicare paper trail

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I came across this story about a Medicare bennie who, well, the lead on this story sums it up better than I ever could:

Rotech's revenues up

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05/11/2010

Rotech Healthcare's first quarter 2010 revenues rose about 9% compared to first quarter 2009, the company reported May 10. "First quarter results demonstrated solid growth in net revenues and patient counts," said Philip Carter, President and CEO in a statement.

Coming soon to an MSA near you: competitive bidding

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Unless you've been living under a rock (and I know some of you out there have), you probably know that the health care reform bill expanded Round 2 of competitive bidding to an additional 21 MSAs.

Step on a crack, fall flat on your...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I was just reading my co-worker's 'Wheels in Motion' blog about clearing the sidewalks with wheelchair users in mind—after all it's not just the able-bodied who need to traverse them safely.

Life Access projects $3.3M in earnings in 2009

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09/30/2009

Robert Gurinowitsch discovered the home modification business by accident, but since hanging out his shingle in 2006, there's been nothing accidental about his growth, which has averaged 15% to 20% a year. Gurinowitsch expects his company, Life Access, to earn about $3.3 million this year.

Upstate HomeCare looks to be the one

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09/30/2009

"We're looking to take care of the sickest of the sick," said Greg LoPresti, vice president and COO. "We want the patients that have from 10 to 40 prescriptions from (multiple) prescribers. When you have that many prescribers, you're chance of medication errors goes up exponentially. We are looking to be their one pharmacy."
Upstate patients can order prescriptions online or via e-mail; it also offers home delivery. For now, the pharmacy will focus on oral medications, although it may expand to some over-the-counter items in the future.

Mickey Letson's back in business.

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09/30/2009

A little over two years after he sold Letco, a high profile distributor of respiratory drugs and related products, to the Harvard Drug Group, he's running a technology company, Dream Software, and developing products intended to make HME providers more efficient.

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