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Providers seek inside track with hospitals

September 25, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The details on accountable care organizations (ACOs) are still being hammered out, but savvy providers are already piloting new programs aimed at helping hospitals reduce readmissions. "There are two pools of folks that are going to be able to help hospitals: HME providers or home health agencies," said provider David Hartley, CEO of Indianapolis-based Home Health Depot. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 included a provision that provides an incentive to hospitals and physicians,...

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AmeriCare ready for retail, again

July 25, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

TROY, Mich. - When it comes to retail, location is important. So when AmeriCare Medical decided to re-enter the retail market, they went right to the source: the hospital lobby. "It's very difficult to create demand for home medical equipment," said Greg Jamian, president and CEO. "People either need it or they don't. We felt that we could ensure our success by being strategically located, where the patient is right there." AmeriCare had two retail-specific locations, in the past, but closed them...

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