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ATG Rehab buys Marshall Mobility


MCALLEN, Texas – ATG Rehab has acquired McAllen, Texas-based Marshall Mobility Plus, it announced today. 

Oh, Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

As most of you probably remember, the female lead in Grease is named Sandy, so I've had Grease songs in my head all week. Can't you hear John Travolta's voice? "Oh, Sandy."


Invacare earnings plunge


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare today reported net earnings of $2.9 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013, compared to $12.8 million for the same period last year.

It reported net sales of $453 million vs. $456.5 million, a decrease of 0.8%.

Call on your competitors and colleagues


HME News has been instrumental in keeping everyone up to date on current events. As an industry, HME has been battling vigorously against competitive bidding legislation, but how can we strengthen our efforts to improve the associations who carry the sword for all?

Do you hear what I hear?

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.


Got your airplane book picked out?

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. 


Surprises in The Scooter Store's testimony

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. 


More cuts at The Scooter Store


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

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.


Seven-year itch

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).