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One consultant's take: 'I've never seen people so positive'

December 16, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I was on the phone this week with a seasoned consultant who advises medical device companies on strategic plans and M&A. He said he's gearing up for a very busy 2017. “Since the election, I've been working with a number of companies on strategic plans,” he told me. “I though it might take them half way into next year to make moves—that they wanted to see the 'proof in the pudding' of a more business-friendly administration—but people are making moves...

Donald Trump, Election, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), strategic plans

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Stakeholders prepare for 'complicated' post-election activity

October 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could be one thing standing between the HME industry and competitive bidding relief after the elections. While Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., doesn't have substantial objections to the industry's efforts to retroactively delay a July 1 cut in Medicare reimbursement in non-bid areas, he's laser focused on getting the 21st Century Cures Act passed before the end of the year, stakeholders say. “It's complicated,”...

Competitive Bidding, Election, Relief, Rural

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Biggest factor in presidential election? Business

September 21, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When it comes to the November presidential election, HME providers say they are voting with their pocketbooks. A whopping 75% of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll said they plan to cast their vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney because he understands and supports small business. "I'm interested in the candidate who is pro-small business and I believe Romney to be that candidate," said Brian Keith, Tarheel Mobility & Service Center in North Carolina. "Being in...

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Election, Provider

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