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Provider Spotlight: Bluegrass Oxygen fills compliance niche

June 1, 2020Tracy Orzel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - When Mike Marnhout, who has worked in home care since 1980, opened his first HME company in 1982, his parents took a second mortgage on their house and loaned him the money with one condition: that he would never turn anyone away, whether they could afford to pay or not.To this day (2020 marks 40 years in the industry), he's kept his word, said Marnhout, CEO of Bluegrass Oxygen.Founded in 1996, Bluegrass Oxygen accepts all insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, and offers home...

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Love your nurse

May 23, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Eric Kline says referral sources are hungry for CEUs, not lunch.That's why the long-time industry consultant launched an online service in March, called Love Your Nurse, that allows HME providers to offer referral sources free continuing education to meet licensure requirements.“Referral sources are more loyal when you give something back,” said Kline, founder of Love Your Nurse and CEO of HME SalesPro.For an annual subscription fee of $499, Love Your Nurse will create...

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Providers try to make sense of it all

April 19, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - From providers getting contracts to service areas located thousands of miles away to providers unprepared to service contracts in their local areas, sources predict problems aplenty when Round 2 goes into effect July 1. “It's going to be a nightmare,” said Mike Marnhout, owner/president of Lexington, Ky.-based Bluegrass Medical, which received contracts in Round 1 but not in Round 2. Since the list of contract suppliers was released April 9, providers have...

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Mom's advice: Always put patients first

November 26, 2012Jennifer Keirn

Editor's note: This is the second of three profiles of the 2012 HME Excellence Awards winners. Next month: Best Rehab Technology Provider.LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mike Marnhout was just a kid when he learned the business principle that guides him today as president and CEO of Bluegrass Oxygen.“My mom was a hospital administrator, and we learned about patient care from the very beginning,” Marnhout says. “You take care of all patients regardless of whether you get paid for it or not. Always...

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HME Excellence Award winners announced

September 26, 2012HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - Handi Medical Supply of Saint Paul, Minn., took home the 2012 HME Excellence Award for Best HME Provider at the HME News Business Summit on Sept. 19. Bluegrass Oxygen of Lexington, Ky., won the award for Best Home Respiratory Provider and Home Health Depot of Indianapolis won the award for Best Rehab Technology Provider. Profiles of all of the award winners will appear in the Show Dailies distributed at Medtrade, Oct. 16-18 in Atlanta. They will also appear in future issues of...

Bluegrass Oxygen, Handi Medical Supply, HME Excellence Awards, Home health depot, Home Medical Equipment (HME)

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