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In brief: CMS posts FAQ on prior auths, Lincare must pay penalty


WASHINGTON – CMS has published an FAQ for the prior authorization p

ALJ sides with feds, Lincare must pay $240K penalty


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay nearly $239,800 in civil monetary penalties for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrative Law Judge ruled Feb. 3.

Done deal: Lincare buys AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare, a U.S. subsidiary of The Linde Group, has closed on its acquisition of Brentwood, Tenn.-based American HomePatient, it announced today.

Why so interested in HME?

Friday, December 11, 2015

I’ve never fielded as many calls from private equity, investment and consulting firms as I have in the past two weeks. Ask Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty.

What do they all want to know?

Lincare bulks up before bid expansion

‘They basically replaced all of the revenue that they were going to lose in the first six months of the year’

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The acquisition of American HomePatient better positions Lincare to move forward as Medicare implements nationwide reimbursement cuts, say industry analysts.

Short takes: Lincare, Golden Technologies, Medtrade, AOPA


Lincareis once again a member of AAHomecare after failing to renew its membership in 2008 …Golden Technologies has named Carrie Ernest as its new marketin

Lincare pursues bolt-on acquisition in AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s official: Lincare has entered a definitive agreement to buy American HomePatient from Highland Capital Management.

Lincare gets bigger in N.C.


WILMINGTON, N.C. – Lincare plans to double its footprint here, according to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The Clearwater, Fla.-based national provider plans to move into a 4,300-square-feet location in January, twice the size of its current location.

Possible Lincare, AHP marriage not surprising

‘I think they are the kind of business people that will get significant synergies out of this’

CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s not a done deal, but news that Lincare is in talks to buy American HomePatient makes sense, industry analysts say.

And then there were three?


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare is in discussions to buy Brentwood, Tenn.-based American HomePatient from investment firm Highland Capital Management, Bloomberg reported Oct. 23.