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Use Univita as lightning rod for action

September 25, 2015Letter to the Editor

This is exactly the situation that we said would happen with this type of model that limits providers and limits access to care (“Chaos erupts as Univita loses biz,” September 2015 ).We need to get this story out to Congress and to state Medicaids across the country. Our words mean nothing to them; however, the result of this bankruptcy should resonate loud and clear that the train needs to stop rolling down the track because the only light at the end of the tunnel is the train!We need...

Bob Lichtenstein, Tammy Zelenko, Univita Health

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Reporter's notebook: Perception is reality

April 24, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

While reporting for this issue, I had conversations with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do.I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers?Templin, vice president of strategic development for Managed Health Care Associates, which owns The MED Group, interacts with a number of payers in her work to promote the company's ACO Network, a national network of post-acute providers.“The...

Michelle Templin, Tammy Zelenko

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AdvaCare cuts costs for payers, hospitals

April 24, 2015Tracy Orzel

PITTSBURGH - AdvaCare Home Services aims to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes with its new Patient Partner Program.“It's a comprehensive assessment of our patients,” said Tammy Zelenko, president of the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based HME and respiratory services company.The program, which bridges patient treatment from the hospital to home, was created based on five pillars: customized clinical care, clinical respiratory programs, technology and innovation, and outcomes and...

AdvaCare Home Services, Tammy Zelenko

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AdvaCare seeks to bridge care gap

January 21, 2015HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - AdvaCare Home Services has launched a program to help hospitals and other healthcare providers bridge the gap between in-patient and home care. The Patient Partner Program will use technology to continuously monitor patients and create detailed, individualized patient care plans and in-home assessments, according to a press release. “The program offers physicians and doctors an additional route that helps save lives and money,” said President Tammy Zelenko. “The focus...

AdvaCare Home Services, Tammy Zelenko

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Collecting at any cost

June 13, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When provider Tammy Zelenko gets ready to close the books on her fiscal year every June, she strives to close out outstanding patient balances. Sometimes, that means offering a discount to patients to get them to pay up. “You'll do whatever it takes to get that money,” said Zelenko, CEO of AdvaCare Home Services in Bridgeville, Pa. “It's better than ending up writing it off or sending them to collections.” With more patients paying out of...

Kelly Wolfe, patient collections, Sylvia Toscano, Tammy Zelenko

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People in the news: Tracy, Zelenko, Cox

May 23, 2014HME News Staff

Bret Tracy has been named MK Battery's national sales director. Tracy, an ATP who joined MK Battery in 2012 as associate director of HME business, has worked on federal separate benefit legislation and sits on several industry boards…Tammy Zelenko, president/CEO of AdvaCare Home Services, celebrated her 15th year of owning the company May 20…Laura Cox has joined Shield Healthcare as an ostomy lifestyle expert.

Bret Tracy, Laura Cox, Tammy Zelenko

On the Editor's Desk

Medtrade Spring in bite-sized pieces

May 13, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

First off, what you're probably waiting to hear about most: The footprint of the show is smaller, yes, but the traffic has been good. Exhibitors acknowledge that there are fewer attendees, but they say they're "quality" attendees. One exhibitor even said "buying is back." Show officials are supposed to e-mail me tomorrow with details on the number of exhibitors and attendees. Stay tuned. For the first time, we've had quite a few providers sitting in the hot seat, so to speak, for HME...

Carlia Cichon, Circadiance, Evo, Invacare Supply Group, Medtrade, Michael Calcaterra, On The Editor's Desk, Rob Brant, SeQual, Shoprider, Tammy Zelenko, Vitalwear

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