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Briefs: The Medical Store gains access

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06/22/2010

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Medical Store, a nonprofit offering new and used medical equipment, celebrated the grand opening of its new location in the Northpoint Corporate Park in May.

Lincare, Liberty try to scare up acquisition targets

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06/10/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - Diabetic Experts of America, a Lincare affiliate, and Liberty Medical have begun sending out gloom-and-doom letters, trying to convince providers of diabetic supplies to sell them their companies.

Voluntary reaction at Allcare Medical

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06/07/2010

MILLBURY, Mass. - You might say provider Bill Fredericks is molding young minds.

Hawthorne Medical gets on the bus

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06/03/2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Reimbursement pressures have created a sense of urgency among home medical equipment providers to have the right products and payers, but at Hawthorne Medical Equipment, it's about having the right employees, too.

Wining and dining

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06/02/2010

MATTHEWS, N.C. - How do you get 100 of your best referral sources to visit your company at the same time?

Freak accident leads provider to business opportunity

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05/25/2010

SAN DIEGO - Two hours after landing in Italy for a long-awaited "honeymoon," a gelato craving brought Terry Racciato's vacation to an abrupt end.

'Small Business Person of the Year'

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05/24/2010

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce named Thad Connally, president and owner of First Choice Home Medical, as its "Small Business Person of the Year" in March.

Providers to docs: We can help you

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05/24/2010

Hospital readmission rates for certain disease states cost Medicare up to $20 billion annually, and a provision in the recently passed healthcare reform bill aims to reduce those numbers. Industry consultant Patrick Dunne, president of Fullerton, Calif.-based Healthcare Productions, spoke with HME News recently about how respiratory providers have an opportunity to market themselves as value-added partners that will help hospitals reduce those rates.

Briefs

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05/24/2010

Charm Medical Supply has expanded its service area to include Rhode Island, the provider announced April 27. The 10-year-old provider will spread the word of its expanded presence by exhibiting at the Prime Time Senior Expo this summer and at various health fairs across the state. It also plans to make presentations at senior centers.

Smaller acquisitions reign

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05/20/2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Big-dollar deals in the HME industry may be rare these days, but providers like Med-Ox Home Medical are still making smaller acquisitions here and there to soften the blow of declining Medicare reimbursement.

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