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Lewarski elected to ARCF board


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Joe Lewarski has been elected to the board of directors of the American Respiratory Care Foundation.

Changing healthcare models: What's the impact on home care?


The Affordable Care Act: Has there been such major health policy reform in the United States since the 1965 passing of the Social Security Amendments? A goal of the ACA is changing payment models based on the belief the current healthcare payment model is broken.

Lewarski joins Drive-DeVilbiss team


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Joseph Lewarski has joined DeVilbiss Healthcare as vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories, Drive Medical announced July 14. DeVilbiss is a subsidiary of Drive.

Outcomes study: COPD patients wanted


Industry stakeholders hope a new COPD study will lend weight to its argument that education improves patient compliance and outcomes.

Embrace 'rapid maturity' of oxygen market


Whether an oxygen provider won the second round of Medicare competitive bidding or not, the results are the same: a dramatic restructuring of the oxygen business model is necessary for continued viability in the category, market experts say.

Medtrade: Competitive bidding is on everyone's lips

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I flew from Maine to Atlanta Sunday night to get ready for Medtrade, which starts at 10 am this morning. From all I've heard and seen so far, the industry's biggest trade show  looks like it will be a bit bigger than last year.

'Seniors fear nursing homes more than death'

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dr. Steve Landers of the Cleveland Clinic said something very interesting this week at Invacare's annual Media Day. He called home care "futuristic."

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

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.

Report from Invacare Media Day: The world could be passing us by

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Invacare officials worry that the HME industry may be blowing its chance at reforming the oxygen benefit by failing to speak with a common voice.