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HME Summit live: With competitive bidding, is it win, lose or draw?

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Monday, September 12, 2011

It's no accident that the Summit is being held in Charlotte, N.C. this year. It's ground zero for competitive bidding. We are hearing from two contract winners, Kim Brummett, of Advanced Home Care and Rick Perrotta, of Network Medical Supply.

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HME Summit: A hallmark moment

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Rick Glass is presenting the annual HME News/Steven Richards & Associates Financial Benchmarking Survey, along with provider Scott Lloyd, of Extrakare.

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Live from the Summit: Doctor or dinosaur?

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Monday, September 12, 2011

"I didn't know a thing about homecare," says Dr. Steve Landers. "But the patients were so grateful."

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Waking the dead tired, but not Devon

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sleep is big, not only in our lives, but in the news. Every day we hear countless theories behind why we aren't getting enough shut eye: sleep apnea and other related conditions; restless legs syndrome; too much caffeine; too much alcohol; and this today: sleeping in the wrong position.

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Yeah, Liz, I keep askin'

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Yeah, Liz, I keep asking CPAP providers about competition from the nationals as well as whether they see a lot of insurers locking up contracts.

Meh.

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Treat employees right and they'll return the favor

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

I just finished watching the latest episode of HME News TV. On the couch: Ana McGary, president of PeopleFirst Enterprises talking HR.

"If you take care of your employees, they'll take care of your business," she said.

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Pirates, drug traffickers and DME

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Did you know that the FBI publishes a weekly Top 10 FBI News Stories? Neither did I. Until I googled "durable medical equipment" this afternoon.

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Sand, surf and sharks

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I hit the beach for vacation last week. I didn't check my work email or hmenews.com or twitter. I barely watched the  national news in case they started discussing Medicare or something else that reminded me of work.

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Now weight a minute

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Friday, August 5, 2011

I was editing the September category development on bariatrics today. Despite constant messages in the media and elsewhere, we are, as a country, getting bigger. Much bigger. In fact, the CDC estimates that by 2020 (that's not that far away, folks) 70% of the population will be overweight.

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Does HME need a Rostenkowski moment?

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's become increasingly clear that the HME industry needs to come up with an alternative plan to competitive bidding. Sooner rather than later.

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