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Nationals show interest, but new proposals hang heavy

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08/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – M&A activity picked up a bit in the second quarter as the HME industry reshapes itself into a more and more segmented market, say analysts.

The week in acquisitions

PE firm acquires two providers, enters bid program
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08/29/2014

PHILADELPHIA – SRA Healthcare, a spinoff private equity investment firm of SRA Capital, has acquired two HME providers in the Philadelphia region: Southampton, Pa.-based Total Medical Solutions and Bristol, Pa.-based Medical Express.

Confusion over contents

E0442, E0443 and E0444 need to be on orders, stakeholders say
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08/22/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers need to be more diligent about making sure oxygen contents, which are now subject to the face-to-face requirement, are included on original orders, say industry stakeholders.

Cape Medical Supply moves resupply online

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08/22/2014

SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply customers are hanging up the phone and logging in to a new online portal to reorder supplies.

Staples: They've got what?

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor
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08/22/2014

If office-retail giant Staples wants to make a go of medical supplies, it won’t be as simple as hitting the “easy button,” say HME providers.

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.

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