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Business analytics: Cut through clutter

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04/26/2013

The term “business analytics” and “big data” have emerged as the soup du jour. While it might sound complex, the reality is analytics is an attempt to make sense of the mountains of data pouring in from a myriad of sources.

When goal is consistency, all details come together

Companies that want to grow and be healthy adopt more disciplined and detailed approaches to their operations to adapt to strenuous times. The answer to surviving in this tough new world we live in is to be smarter, more efficient and prepared.
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04/26/2013

Organizing your business in a manner that produces consistent results requires thinking and processes developed with consistency as a goal.

2% cut? Try 45%-72%

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04/26/2013

Over the last several weeks the news media has been discussing the impact of sequestration on the public.

Time to sue?

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04/26/2013

I check your website daily and greatly appreciate the information and insight HME News shares about our industry.

Much bigger than The Scooter Store

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04/26/2013

I always check my email once or twice over the weekend knowing that that, while the trade press like HME News pretty much takes Saturday and Sunday off, the mainstream press does not.

Fear forced all of us to bid because we had no alternative

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03/22/2013

Editor’s note: The following is a letter that provider David Petsch sent to his congressman in the wake of CMS’s announcement of the Round 2 payment amounts.

The aftermath

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03/22/2013

My projection is that all companies within  the Round 2 competitive bidding territories will eventually look at the viability and unsustainable economics of the program and terminate their Medicare participation. The impact of this program ultimately will fall on the shou

'We've given more than we can take'

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03/22/2013

The overwhelming question that came to everyone’s mind after the latest single payment amounts (SPAs) were released for Round 2 of competitive bidding was: “What do we do now?” Pundits and providers alike were shocked that the SPAs came in so low.

A negative spiral that's avoidable

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03/22/2013

If you read most business journals or newly released business books, you will see “employee engagement” as a prominent topic. It has become the newest in a long line of business expressions regarding the work environment. What does engagement mean?

'HME education of America'

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03/22/2013

I would consider this a logical argument: 1.) Our population is aging. 2.) That population would prefer to stay in the home as long as possible. 3.) Because of this, the demand for home medical equipment will increase.

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