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Do you hear what I hear?

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Monday, October 22, 2012

In the beginning of the Sept. 19 PMD demo congressional hearing, the two senators there thought that mobility companies that advertise on TV were pulling something over on American taxpayers.

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Got your airplane book picked out?

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Friday, October 12, 2012

I know that many of you are probably planning to reread your favorite HME News stories as you fly out to Medtrade early next week. Still, it might be worth picking up a book or two. 

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Surprises in The Scooter Store's testimony

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I don't know if you've had a chance to look at The Scooter Store's testimony from the Sept. 19 congressional hearing, but there's some really interesting stuff in there. 

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More cuts at The Scooter Store

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09/19/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – It's going from bad to worse at The Scooter Store, which has announced plans to lay off 220 employees.

I'm adding one more thing to your plate

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Friday, September 14, 2012

I know being a provider these days is really stressful. Trying to keep up with Medicare's ever-changing policies—do those cryptic DME MAC updates even help?—as well as keeping up with everything every other business owner has to keep up with, like payroll, community involvement, taxes, etc.

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Seven-year itch

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Friday, August 24, 2012

This week marks seven years since I joined the staff at HME News. Seven years since I had to put on work clothes and go through two round robins of interviews, take writing and editing tests, and report an actual story (as I recall, it was about some newfangled website or some such).

Being a Grinchy Grinch

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Monday, August 6, 2012

They're doing construction on the floor below us at HME News World HQ. All last week, they were sandblasting the ceilings down there, and, as a coworker put it, it sounded like we were working in a car wash.

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PMD demo start date: Sept. 1

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08/02/2012

WASHINGTON – The seven-state power mobility device demonstration project will begin nine months after its original start date.

H.R. 4378: Making progress

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

I was at Medtrade when Gerry Dickerson announced Rep. Joseph Crowley agreed to sponsor H.R. 4378, a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, and I was at CELA when Don Clayback announced its introduction to the House floor.

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Can't stand up? Stand out

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Monday, June 4, 2012

My Twitter feed and news alerts have been full of Sundance Channel's new "Push Girls."

Just to let you know, I did catch that one episode of The Bachelor when they came up to Madawaska, Maine—but, for the most part, reality TV is not my thing.

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