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Higher than ever

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Friday, June 16, 2017

With the better part of half a year now behind us (where did it go???), I thought I’d dig into Google Analytics and see what the most read stories have been so far this year.

Don't let the folksy veneer fool you, Heartland means business

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

James Rogers is not just here for the party. Oh yeah, he likes the parties: the hog roast, Fiesta in the Heartland.

“You’ve got to go, it’s lots of fun,” he tried to convince me (I do not like parties. There, I said it).

Hot in the Heartland

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

There’s an old saying: If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

A nail, a horse, and a lost war

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

It’s always a pleasure to speak with Weesie Walker, the executive director of NRRTS and before that a long-time clinician with National Seating and Mobility. Here’s the thing about Walker: She may be one of the most unassuming people you know, but she’s also one of the smartest.

Draining the swamp at CMS won’t happen overnight

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
John Gallagher
vice president of VGM Government Relations

What are the most important things needed to break a nut loose from a rusty bolt? Some WD-40, a few good tools, and an abundance of elbow grease.

Realistic Rebecca?

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Publisher Rick Rector told me recently, I get comments all the time about how a lot of the news we run is negative.

Really?

Dr. Oz, Apple and their prime time effect

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Earlier this year, we wrote about ResMed teaming up with Dr. Mehmet Oz to launch SleepScore Labs, a new company focused on helping people understand and improve their sleep.

What has been the impact of the national roll out of competitive bidding pricing?

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

In a recent HME Newspoll, we asked HME providers to share how their businesses have been impacted by the national roll out of bid pricing. More than 100 responded. Here is an excerpt of what they said.

Welcome to Port Angeles, Washington, home of dedicated HME providers

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United States is a vast and wonderous place. From our perch in Maine, high up on the eastern seaboard, we here at HME News get to talk to people all across the country, including—when we can get those pesky time zones aligned—Alaska and Hawaii (here’s looking at you, Paul Gammie!).

Will Price pull-through?

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HME stakeholders have always had a dual strategy: regulatory and legislative.

But with industry champion Tom Price as the new secretary of Health and Human Services, their regulatory strategy has taken on a new sense of urgency.

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