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In brief: AHP sets stage for Highland takeover, HME accounts for 25% of CERT errors

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07/22/2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - American HomePatient has launched a self-tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of its common stock for $0.67 per share. Highland Capital Management, the company's largest shareholder, will not tender shares in the offer.

Pay for performance

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07/20/2010

FORD CITY, Pa. - Thanks to a provision buried deep inside this year's healthcare reform bill, beginning in 2012, Medicare will reduce or withhold reimbursement to hospitals for patients readmitted within 30 days.

Lincare joins industry chorus: Competitive bidding is 'fundamentally flawed'

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07/19/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare announced yesterday that it has been offered contracts to provide oxygen in only two of the nine competitive bidding areas: Charlotte and Miami.

Lincare has accepted the contracts–but it's not happy about it.

Illegals forgo services rather than risk deportation

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07/15/2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona's controversial new immigration law may be keeping some illegal immigrants from seeking medical services, say providers.

Illegals forgo services rather than risk deportation

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07/15/2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona's controversial new immigration law may be keeping some illegal immigrants from seeking medical services, say providers.

Rotech accepts 17 competitive bids; Lincare reportedly goes 0 for 9

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07/12/2010

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech has accepted 17 contracts awarded to it by CMS in the Round 1 re-bid of national competitive bidding, the company announced yesterday.

Helter-swelter: Soaring temps require providers to keep cool heads

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07/08/2010

BALTIMORE - Record-breaking heat across the East Coast last week had providers taking extra precautions with their patients.

AdvaCare builds on opportunities

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06/22/2010

UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A contract with a sleep lab was the driver behind AdvaCare Home Services opening a new location here.

Provider adds 'publisher' to resume

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06/22/2010

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - When provider Seth Auerbach came up with the idea of creating a magazine tie-in with his popular health expo he didn't know what to expect.

Provider works 'to leave a mark'

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06/22/2010

MULLINS, S.C. - To prepare for whatever Medicare throws its way, Home Therapy Inc. has been shaking things up.

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