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For the third time I find myself alerting you to additional unprofessional journalistic techniques employed by your editors

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Friday, April 23, 2010

My number one key to workplace survival is to keep a daily to-do list. Before I go home each evening, I jot down on a white legal pad everything I want to accomplish the next day. When I come in the following morning, I start working the list, crossing things off as I finish them.

Competitive bidding survey: Providers bid all over the place

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Friday, April 16, 2010

I just spent a few minutes reviewing the results of a competitive bidding survey that HME News recently conducted with The VGM Group.  The survey's goal was to gather enough data to allow us to estimate the winning bid amounts in all eight product categories in each of the first nine competitive

Competitive bidding update: All hands on deck

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Everyone who has worked so hard to gather support for a bill designed to repeal competitive bidding deserves a big pat on the back, but there's no time for that. The bill's made impressive progress, but there's still work to be done.

Remembering Mark Sheehan. This guy's got some spunk, I said to myself. I like it.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Earlier this week, I received and email from Karyn Estrella, the executive director of the New England Medical Equipment Dealers (NEMED) association.

Karyn started by saying: Hi Mike, I thought you might want to know about Mark.

The Easter Bunny pays a visit to Apria and Attends Healthcare

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Do you know what a "dividend recapitalization is?" I didn't but I do now, and if you read a little further, you will, too. It's interesting.

A word to the wise about patient freedom of choice

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

I received an email from industry attorney Elizabeth Hogue yesterday that included an article she wrote on patient freedom of choice. This issue comes up from time to time, and HME providers are always very passionate about it.

HME Talk says 98% of providers like HME News best

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is flattering and came out of the blue. Earlier this month HME Talk (no relation to HME News) asked its members what industry publication (HME News, Homecare Magazine or HME Business) they read the most.

Guess what? We won.

Calling the entire HME industry: Read this immediately and please help stop competitive bidding

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Monday, March 29, 2010

It's mission critical on the competitive bidding front, and the industry needs every single provider, consultant, manufacturers reps—all industry stakeholders—to help end this wrong-headed program once and for all.

The need is more urgent than ever.

Joe Lewarski knows how to keep a secret; Invacare reaches out to clinical and academic communities

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

I had a long conversation with Joe Lewarski yesterday on how important it is for respiratory therapists to titrate patients to their oxygen delivery equipment—both conservers and concentrators.

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