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Are online orders the way of future?


LAKE FOREST, Calif.– Apria recently launched an electronic order management system called ApriaLink to help it work smarter and more efficiently, but will referral sources use it?

Done deal: Lincare buys AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare, a U.S. subsidiary of The Linde Group, has closed on its acquisition of Brentwood, Tenn.-based American HomePatient, it announced today.

Apria shifts order management to the web


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has launched ApriaLink, an electronic order management system that it says will help it work smarter and more efficiently.

Reporter's notebook: Companies buy and sell in 2015

Roll-up companies make headline

Looking back at provider activity in 2015, one thought comes to mind: It was a year of consolidation.

From national providers merging to outside companies looking to get into the HME space, the deals were both large and small in 2015.

Medical Service Company seeks larger markets


CLEVELAND, Ohio – HME provider Joel Marx has a new strategy when it comes to growing his business: He’s seeking out markets where he can get the most bang for his buck.

MedCare steps in

Provider now has partnerships with more than 30 health systems to manage their post-acute care needs

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has seemingly perfected the hospital-partnership model, recently adding two more to its already extensive roster.

That time of year

Use bad weather to your advantage, says marketing expert

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the weather outside is frightful, HME providers should be taking advantage of opportunities to reach out to customers in a new way.

New coach approach


WASHINGTON – COPD360coach, an interactive website and mobile app, could be a breakthrough in the way COPD patients are treated in the U.S., says Craig Kephart, executive director of the COPD Foundation.

Lincare bulks up before bid expansion

‘They basically replaced all of the revenue that they were going to lose in the first six months of the year’

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The acquisition of American HomePatient better positions Lincare to move forward as Medicare implements nationwide reimbursement cuts, say industry analysts.

Lincare pursues bolt-on acquisition in AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s official: Lincare has entered a definitive agreement to buy American HomePatient from Highland Capital Management.