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Providers see business opportunities in Cuba

‘There’s no one there yet’
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04/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – As diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba slowly improve, HME providers in Florida are eager to gain a foothold on the isolated island.

Q&A: Building relationships, helping employees

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04/20/2016

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – In an effort to help HME providers engage their employees, Valumatrix, a strategy, content and messaging service, launched The Fifth Element, a weekly newsletter, in April.

Apria 'Refreshes' its enteral business

Its presence in the market ended in 2013 when it sold Coram
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04/20/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – News that Apria Healthcare is back in the enteral market is no surprise, given the provider’s track record with the product category, say industry stakeholder.

Providers experience chip-card related delays

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04/01/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – The deadline for retailers to transition to chip-enabled payment systems has come and gone, but many HME providers say they’re still waiting for the green light from the companies that offer those systems.

Analysts expect M&A to intensify

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03/25/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – With the gears now in motion for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding, M&A analysts expect to see an uptick in activity in the next few months.

Rotech ‘ready to assist’ as bid program wreaks havoc

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03/25/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare announced this week that it has received contract offers for general HME and standard mobility for all 117 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete.

Lisa Wells: 'Blogging is not a fad'

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03/21/2016

To save time and resources, many HME providers are cutting back on digital marketing.

Do health systems want in or out?

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03/21/2016

The issue of whether HME businesses are a good fit with health systems has been debated for decades and a Michigan health system’s decision to sell its HME business to a regional chain has begun the discussion anew.

New rates raise noise level about sustainability, access

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03/18/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – It wasn’t their first go-round, but HME providers were still surprised when they saw the payment amounts that CMS released this week for the Round 2 re-compete of competitive bidding.

Apria re-enters home enterals market

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03/15/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has stepped back into the home enterals market with the launch of Refresh, its new support program.

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