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Are providers branching out?

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I just checked the results of our HME NewsPoll and, so far, with 126 respondents, they're looking very interesting.

Don't count on the U.S. Supreme Court

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

You might not want to count on the U.S. Supreme Court to save the HME industry from a host of painful provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

All pep, no whine

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Friday, March 30, 2012

I'll admit that it kind of irked me when one of our readers posted a comment to our website that called HME News "Medicare Whine Central." The reason for that lovely moniker: The plethora of stories we write on competitive bidding.

The reader's right, of course.

A Jet Blue flight to Vegas, then lights, camera, action

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Like many of you, I'm heading to Las Vegas in less than two weeks for Medtrade Spring. I have reservations about this, but it has nothing to do with the show, which I know will be great!

My reservations are heretofore:

Vince Crew's parting words for the HME industry

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Vince Crew, a familiar and friendly face at HME conferences for 15 years, has decided to take his consulting company, Reach Development, in a new direction by working with other healthcare companies like hospitals. Here’s what Crew had to say in an “exit interview” with HME News this week.

Don't know what to say about MPP? Here are some CliffsNotes

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We're starting to report on our May issue this week, so I've been talking to a lot of folks, digging around for story ideas. Competitive bidding, of course, is top of mind for most folks.

How's your bad debt?

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Friday, March 16, 2012

It didn’t surprise HME consultant Karen Moore when Rotech Healthcare announced this week, as part of its latest finan

Change your attitude, try the French-fry close and stay away from extremes

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last week, we kicked off our new schedule of HME New TV interviews for the next two months. This round of interviews covers a pretty wide range of topics. I'm pretty sure there's something here for everyone.

Getting down to the business of running a business

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I've been talking to a lot of HME providers in the past few weeks about our HME News Business Summit. In a nutshell, I've been asking them: What do you want to know more about?

One provider summed it up pretty succinctly this way:

A hypocrite and a telling comment

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

We get emails all the time from HME providers and other stakeholders pointing stuff out. These emails often sit in my inbox for some time. They're interesting and noteworthy, but there's no way we can write stories about them all.

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