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Premier opens third retail location

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04/25/2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The demand for health care is going to keep growing, and Premier Home Care plans to grow right alongside it. In February, the provider opened its third retail location.

Select the right products

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04/25/2011

A. While there are many things involved in setting up an e-commerce site, such as configuring your merchant account to handle online transactions and selecting a technology platform, the most important decision is selecting the right products to sell. While you can hire someone to manage everything else, you should choose the products. Think of your site as a chance to expand your showroom.

Alick's sees 'opportunity' in wheelchairs

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04/25/2011

ELKHART, Ind. - Add Alick's Home Medical Equipment to the list of providers who are trying to push their standard and complex wheelchair divisions into the forefront.

CarePoint closes in on Florida

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04/07/2011

CINCINNATI - Infusion provider CarePoint Partners has acquired Infusion Technologies, it announced April 4. The deal is CarePoint's 11th in three years and its second this year.

E-commerce

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03/24/2011

Joseph Gaskins never could have imagined what American Orthopedic Services might become when he founded it in 1957 in Pontiac, Mich.
Now called Aleva Health, the company still occupies the same storefront it has for 40 years and is still owned by the Gaskins family, with grandson Derek as president.

Briefs: Pride announces stops for new tour

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03/24/2011

Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab announced in February the stops for its new educational tour. The 2011 Professional Education Partnership will stop in 24 cities beginning in Orlando in March and ending in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in October. The tour features courses like "Mobility Product Troubleshooting and Repair."

Are you playing the game?

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03/24/2011

I'm beginning to think home medical equipment providers are damned if they do, damned if they don't.
We had a story on the front page of our March issue about industry leaders who are worried providers are helping to "prop up" the competitive bidding program by, among other things, providing services for free to Medicare beneficiaries who can't locate a contract supplier.

State moves toward managed care

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03/24/2011

A proposal that would shift about 121,000 Medicaid beneficiaries from fee-for-service into managed care plans caught home medical equipment providers by surprise in February.

Attendees tackle challenges head-on

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03/24/2011

LAS VEGAS - The HME industry's difficult times aren't being sugarcoated at Medtrade Spring. The challenges created by competitive bidding are formidable and providers that don't adopt some sort of commercial strategy will most likely face financial jeopardy.

Medtrade seminars reflect new urgency

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02/27/2011

LAS VEGAS -Medtrade Spring organizers have adjusted the direction of this year's seminars to help HME providers navigate the labyrinth of a post-competitive bidding world.

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