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Aeroflow highlights success in 2017

January 23, 2018HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare logged an annual sales growth rate of 146% in 2017, making it the company's best year yet. “By actively seeking new markets, expanding through its competitive acquisition strategy, and moving from a brick-and-mortar model to a pack, pick and ship model, Aeroflow continued its expansion geographically and in product lines,” it stated in a press release. Other highlights from the year: Aeroflow saw a 17% increase in job growth in 2017, with plans to...

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The year in blogs

December 2, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Managing Editor Theresa will attest that I've been trying to write a blog for a few days now. Sometimes it comes easy; sometimes it doesn't. If you're Theresa, you don't force these things. But I have a to-do list that's getting longer and a new conference to avoid programming (ahem), so each day this week, at lunch, I've come back to writing this blog. One of my go-to blogs in these situations is a list of the most read stories for the most recent year, but I already did that in September. (I must...

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The year in review: Bidding, bundling and a buyout

December 24, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Although it's nothing new by now, competitive bidding remains the biggest issue to stupefy and stymie HME providers, according to a list of the most read stories in HME News in 2014.A big reason why: CMS continued to tweak the program this year—the agency laid the groundwork to roll out the program nationwide and to change the pricing methodology for certain products (“In shock: CMS seeks to not only spread bid rates but also bundle payments”).Additionally, CMS...

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A look back, a look forward

November 15, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When we wrap up an issue, I always take the same issue for the previous year and dump it. Before I dump it, I usually look at the front page to see what has changed, what hasn't. A few things about the cover of the December 2011 issue caught my eye (See image below). The biggest: the top story about AAHomecare pushing unity on the market-pricing program (MPP). A year ago, there was a fear that providers would split hairs about the details of the program, particularly one provision that would maintain...

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January 2011 vs. January 2012

December 20, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I like to get a feel for how the HME industry has changed (or not) by comparing the front pages of the January issue of HME News for the current year and the past year. Take a look at the front pages for January 2011 and January 2012: A few things jump out at me: * The top stories in each of the front pages have to do with competitive bidding. In 2011, it's the impending implementation out of Round 1; in 2012, it's the roll out of Round 2. Both stories push for providers to be prepared, either...

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The year in review: Try try again

December 7, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's becoming a tradition, in my editorial for the January issue, to list and comment on the 10 most viewed stories on our website for the previous year. I think readers enjoy this. Or at least one reader does: He laminated my January 2011 editorial and mailed it to me, and it's now pinned to my cube wall. You might recall, in that editorial, that I concluded the majority of the most viewed stories in 2010 focused on what was being done to providers (i.e. competitive bidding), instead of what they...

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One no-show, negative business pressures and Knights in Shining Armor

January 3, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Take a gander at the five most read Rehab stories from www.hmenews.com for 2010: • “The Scooter Store pursues life outside of power mobility” (2,179 hits) • “Power wheelchair providers fight denials tooth and nail” (1,616) • “The Scooter Store: Coming to a town near you” (1,550) •   “First-month purchase option: Vendors prepare to ease burden (1,429) • “Rehab providers rework employee salaries” (1,326) Before...

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What a difference a year doesn't make!

December 21, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

[gallery] Check out these two front pages from HME News, the first from January 2010 issue and the second from January 2011 issue. (Click on the thumbnails to get a slightly larger version of the front pages.) Kind of depressing, right? Earlier this year, the industry still had hope that it could put the brakes on competitive bidding. The top story on the January 2010 front page screams, "We can get this done." Stakeholders were moving and shaking; they were collecting co-sponsors for H.R. 3790;...

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