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Provider opens new store, drops wheelchair from name

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05/26/2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – What’s in a name? A lot, says Jim Travis, president of Buffalo Wheelchair. 

The West Seneca, N.Y.-based provider has combined its respiratory and DME businesses under a new division called Buffalo Home Medical Supply. 

'Get on Twitter'

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05/26/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Beth Ludwick has issued a call to action to providers: Start tweeting. 

“Twitter has changed from a marketing ‘nice-to-have’ to a marketing ‘must-have,’” said Ludwick, senior director of communications for AAHomecare. 

Respira expands in mid-Atlantic

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05/26/2015

LINTHICUM, Md. – Respira Medical has acquired Respiratory Therapy Associates of PA, a move that will allow the provider to expand geographically and add new insurance networks.

Google pushes providers to ‘look good’

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05/15/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s so big it’s been dubbed “Mobilegeddon,” but what does Google’s recent decision to favor mobile-friendly websites mean for HME providers?

Delivery driver saves man, daughter from river

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05/08/2015

ROCHESTER, Minn. – As a delivery driver for Corner Medical, Jeremy Severson is used to keeping his eyes on the road. Thankfully, on the day he rescued a man and his young daughter from drowning, he didn’t. 

Reinventing Kare

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04/24/2015

MAGNOLIA, N.J. – It’s not enough for Seth Auerbach, the president and owner of Komfort & Kare, to do retail. He wants to “reinvent the experience.”

Reporter's notebook: Becoming a provider

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04/24/2015

Becoming a provider now isn’t as easy as it used to be. Just ask Jim Leedom, owner of Lomita, Calif.-based Home Health Depot. 

“It’s a whole different ballgame,” says Leedom, who owned a small chain of waterbed stores in the 70s and 80s. 

AdvaCare cuts costs for payers, hospitals

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04/24/2015

PITTSBURGH – AdvaCare Home Services aims to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes with its new Patient Partner Program. 

Univita gets capital

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04/24/2015

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Univita Health is getting ready to grow again.

Great debate: To niche or not?

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04/10/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have long debated whether it’s best to specialize or diversify, but these days, the 800-pound gorilla that is Medicare is driving those decisions, they say.

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