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Short takes

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08/26/2010

Mobility Conquest has chosen Louisville, Ky.-based Superior Van & Mobility to be the exclusive dealer for its wheelchair accessible motorcycle in Kentucky (Louisville and Lexington), Indiana (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville) and Tennessee (Knoxvill

Prepare for biz losses

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08/26/2010

Over the years, we have noticed that most HME providers focus on only two things: pricing and the minimum liability coverages required by the vendors they deal with. Unfortunately, if your insurance broker does not bring up business loss of income coverage, tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in claim expenses will not be paid because of this valuable coverage being left off or written incorrectly in your policy.

Carolyn Sluiter rallies behind her work

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08/26/2010

"A group of local bikers invited us to an event called Breast Fest," said Sluiter, founder of Freeport Home Medical Equipment. "Proceeds from the event go to breast cancer research and awareness. It was a fun thing."

Short takes

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08/26/2010

Greensboro, N.C.-based Advanced Home Care has acquired Carolina Home Respiratory in Fort Mill, S.C....Elkhart General Hospital Home Medical Equipment in South Bend, Ind., received CHAP accreditation, it announced in July.

Don't fall victim to temptation

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08/26/2010

FDA electronic registration reminds me of a quote by the cartoonist Doug Larson: “Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.”

Take overpayments seriously

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08/26/2010

DME suppliers now must report and return identified Medicare and Medicaid overpayments under the new health reform law. Section 6402 of the health reform law requires anyone receiving a Medicare or Medicaid payment to which they are not entitled to report and return overpayments within 60 days of identifying the overpayment. Cost report providers are allowed 60 days from the date the applicable cost report is due.

Health coaches produce results

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08/26/2010

Health coaches try to help people figure out what it is they need to do. Help them find their own motivation. Help them create their own plans. Have them accept the responsibility for changing their health.

Motivate patients to become independent

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08/26/2010

Klingensmith Healthcare kicked off a disease state management pilot program in December to help reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, but before doing so, company officials pored over clinical literature. Their goal: Make sure every facet of the program has a clinical basis, said Kim Wiles, the company's vice president of respiratory services.

Community launches virtual HME store

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08/26/2010

INDIANAPOLIS - Community Home Health Services has launched Community at Home, an online store for HME and supplies, at www.hmhealthstore.com.

It's not the economy, stupid. It's you.

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08/26/2010

Is the economy still struggling? Yes. Are the various government-endorsed stimuli helping? Slowly. Do the Goldman Sachs shenanigans and other depressing headlines hamper the recovery? They sure do. Are too many businesses using the poor economy as a crutch? You bet your ass.

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