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Consultant gives up on HME providers: "They don't want to help themselves."

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Do you remember Lynn Everard? He worked in the HME industry as a consultant back in the late 1990s. I always enjoyed talking to Lynn. He was articulate and smart.

Humility. Passionate commitment. Great achievement.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I have been thinking about Dr. Tom Petty off and on for a week or so, ever since I learned that he died on Dec. 12. I didn’t know Dr.

Invacare prepares for the worst in healthcare reform: freezes hiring, suspends merit raises

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Invacare is taking very seriously a healthcare reform proposal that, if enacted, would cost the company an estimated $12 million to $14 million a year.

Jerry Jones tells HME providers to "open up your eyes"

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Apria’s former CEO Jerry Jones (remember him?) offered some words of wisdom for HME providers during a telephone conversation I had with him recently.

There is no place like home. Just ask Bob

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

As far as I’m concerned, 2010 arrived not a moment too soon.

Hey, knock it off. The VA continues to discriminate against some HME providers

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Monday, January 4, 2010

We ran a story last month on how some misguided VA medical centers still refuse to contract with HME providers who are not accredited by JCAHO.

The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

I generally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I mean, what’s the point?  I can make and break a resolution in June just as easily as I can in January.

What? Are you kidding me? This ain't no therapy session, pal

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

You know what I hate? I hate to write something for HME News and then for some reason never publish it.

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