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‘Chaos’ erupts as Univita loses contracts

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07/31/2015

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Less than a year after it took over the Florida Medicaid market, Univita Health has lost all of its contracts.

HME providers place much of the blame on Medicaid officials.

Medicaid terminates Univita contracts

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07/29/2015

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Florida Medicaid has terminated all of its managed care contracts with Univita, the agency announced late Tuesday afternoon.

Reporter's notebook: Drive Twitter traffic up, not away

Do's and don'ts to tweet by
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07/27/2015

The HME industry has picked up on Twitter and Dave Bargmann, senior consultant at A/R Allegiance Group, likes what he sees. 

Providers slow to embrace POCs

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07/27/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – The technology has become more ubiquitous, but some providers still aren’t comfortable using portable oxygen concentrators for long-term oxygen therapy, they say. 

Judge favors Lincare in whistleblower lawsuit

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07/15/2015

MIAMI – A federal judge has ruled that two former Lincare employees failed to prove the provider violated Medicare telemarketing rules.

Mum’s the word on AHP sale

‘If I were a PE firm I’d be saying, ‘Do I want to be a big player in this market?’’
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07/10/2015

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – It has been radio silence since word got out six months ago that American HomePatient is reportedly courting buyers, analysts say.

‘Aggressive’ PHM sees opportunity in HME

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07/02/2015

LOS ANGELES – Patient Home Monitoring has been looking to grow its core Coumadin business and boost its stock price by rolling up HME companies.

Telemarketing: It's easy to run afoul of rules

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06/19/2015

A lawsuit alleging Lincare violated telemarketing laws highlights just how complicated attracting new patients can be.

Q&A: Allstar Medical gets local vote

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06/19/2015

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – When Michael Kuller, owner of Allstar Medical Supply, heard that he was voted “Best Wellness & Medical Retail Store” by San Francisco Bay Area newspaper readers in recent poll, he says he didn’t even know he had been entered.

Outcomes study: COPD patients wanted

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06/19/2015

Industry stakeholders hope a new COPD study will lend weight to its argument that education improves patient compliance and outcomes.

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