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New contract period has pros and cons, say providers

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08/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are on the fence over whether the shorter contract period for Round 1 2017 is a draw or a deterrent.

Fall safety knows no age

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08/25/2015

You’re never too young to think about fall prevention—just ask Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. The funny man nearly lost his finger in June when he tripped on a braided rug, injuring his hand on a countertop.

Providers left holding the bag in Florida

‘They’re saying it’s between us and Univita’
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08/21/2015

HME providers are scrambling to get paid and to get in-network with health plans three weeks after the collapse of Univita Health.

Apria goes big for PERS

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08/19/2015

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has expanded an agreement to offer PERS devices.

InfuSystem is ‘well positioned’

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08/18/2015

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – InfuSystem Holdings on Aug. 13 reported net revenues of $17.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $16.4 million for the same quarter in 2014, a 5% increase.

Rotech announces layoffs at billing center

‘It’s a strategic move,’ says president and CEO
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08/14/2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite “momentum” from a string of recent acquisitions, Rotech Healthcare plans to lay off 90 employees by Oct. 9.

Rotech announces layoffs

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08/13/2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite “momentum” from a string of acquisitions, Rotech Healthcare plans to lay off 90 employees by Oct. 9.

‘Pressure’ is on to expand prior auths

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08/07/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS recently extended a demo requiring prior authorizations for certain power mobility devices, and providers say it may be time to consider other product categories, too.

Insurance giants merge: Providers brace for lower rates, increased competition

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08/07/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions between national health insurance companies has HME providers on edge.

Create ‘open culture’ to address employee complaints

Filings against Lincare and others are on the rise
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08/07/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue says she’s mystified that whistleblower claims filed by employees or former employees aren’t met with more skepticism by law enforcers.

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