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Hospice business is down, HME providers say

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08/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Hospice agencies are under the microscope as CMS pays closer attention to how patients are admitted. That translates into fewer hospice patients for HME providers, they say.

Provider flips ACO model

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08/08/2014

WESTMINSTER, Md. – HME provider Randy Weston wants to break the mold of the traditional accountable care organization (ACO) model.

Advanced Home Care adds Central Georgia Home Care

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08/05/2014

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Advanced Home Care and Macon, Ga.-based Central Georgia Home Care Services have merged, the providers announced this week.

Q&A: The COPD Foundation’s Deb McGowan

With penalties approaching, improved communication needed to cut readmissions
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08/01/2014

WASHINGTON – If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community of healthcare providers to keep COPD patients out of the hospital. That will become even more critical Oct. 1, when hospitals start being penalized for excessive readmissions for COPD patients.

Home Care Medical lands insurance contract

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07/16/2014

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Home Care Medical has reached an agreement with Dean Health Plan to be an in-network provider for members in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Wright & Filippis sells to Lincare

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07/11/2014

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wright & Filippis said goodbye to 35 years of providing home medical equipment and respiratory services on June 30, when it sold that part of its business to Lincare.

Round 2 at one-year mark: ‘We’ve thinned the ranks’

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07/03/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – In the year since Round 2 of competitive bidding was implemented in 91 cities, the HME industry has seen a rapidly shrinking provider base.

Mission accomplished: Provider Tom Polston reunites with fellow veterans

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07/03/2014

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Provider Tom Polston received his draft notice 30 days after he graduated from college. He spent 10 months in Vietnam’s central highlands in 1969 and, upon discharge, “buried everything” for decades.

Consultants offer collections advice

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06/20/2014

It’s no secret that providers have historically shied away from going after beneficiaries who are slow to pay, but in an environment where every dollar counts that’s changing, say consultants.

Eberhart Home Health shrinks to grow

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06/20/2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. – When Eberhart Home Health wasn’t offered a contract as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, President John Eberhart reconnoitered.

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