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Collecting co-pays: Providers learn not to give away the store

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09/26/2010

Money has often been a dirty word in health care, but in an environment where every dollar counts, providers say collecting co-pays and other payments is a must.

Medical Supply Depot adds 'virtual' wheelchair

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09/26/2010

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Provider Meir Tsinman likes to push the online envelope. In July, the president of themedicalsupplydepot.com added an app to the site to make it more user-friendly for the disabled.

OIG report faults Medicare contractor

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09/08/2010

WASHINGTON - Medicare overpaid nearly $40 million for diabetes test strips and lancets in 2007 in Jurisdiction A, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

'Intense' battle for referrals rages on

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09/02/2010

Some independent HME companies say hospitals are being more "aggressive" about referring patients to their own HME companies.

Motivate patients to become independent

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08/26/2010

Klingensmith Healthcare kicked off a disease state management pilot program in December to help reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, but before doing so, company officials pored over clinical literature. Their goal: Make sure every facet of the program has a clinical basis, said Kim Wiles, the company's vice president of respiratory services.

All-Med Services welcomes new chief

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08/26/2010

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - All-Med Services of Florida has promoted Jorge Pereda to CEO, it announced in July. Previously, Pereda was the president of the company's home health division. Before joining All-Med, he co-founded the Visiting Nurse Managed Care Corp.

Short takes

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08/26/2010

Greensboro, N.C.-based Advanced Home Care has acquired Carolina Home Respiratory in Fort Mill, S.C....Elkhart General Hospital Home Medical Equipment in South Bend, Ind., received CHAP accreditation, it announced in July.

Community launches virtual HME store

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08/26/2010

INDIANAPOLIS - Community Home Health Services has launched Community at Home, an online store for HME and supplies, at www.hmhealthstore.com.

Health coaches produce results

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08/26/2010

Health coaches try to help people figure out what it is they need to do. Help them find their own motivation. Help them create their own plans. Have them accept the responsibility for changing their health.

Carolyn Sluiter rallies behind her work

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08/26/2010

"A group of local bikers invited us to an event called Breast Fest," said Sluiter, founder of Freeport Home Medical Equipment. "Proceeds from the event go to breast cancer research and awareness. It was a fun thing."

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