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Bernie Lambrese wants to know: Do you ‘pressure test assumptions?’

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11/27/2019

BRISTOL, R.I. – Bernie Lambrese, who has started, built and sold five homecare businesses in his 30-year career, is rebuilding his consulting business.

McKesson puts the partnership in payer relations

‘I saw them putting their swords down and saying how do we work on this together’ Jeff Bowman says of the company’s provider roundtables
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11/27/2019

ROCK HILL, S.C. – McKesson recently hosted its fifth provider roundtable in Rock Hill, S.C., to discuss the importance of payer relations on the HME industry’s future.

AdaptHealth hits the NASDAQ

‘They came up with a buy-and-build strategy and executed on it’
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11/15/2019

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – In the nearly 10 years that the HME industry has grappled with competitive bidding, AdaptHealth has found a way to grow, leading up to the provider becoming a public company last week.

Providers struggle with TPAs

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11/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The resurgence of third-party administrators for HME is bad news for the industry, according to the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

Medi-Cal drops drastic rate cuts

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11/14/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Medicaid officials in California have agreed to implement a fee schedule for DME based on 80% of Medicare’s rural rates, VGM reports.

AdaptHealth posts first earnings report

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11/14/2019

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth reported net revenue of $136.5 million and net sales of $83.1 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, an increase of 33.6% and 44.5%, respectively, from the same period last year.

Invacare targets convergence in 2020

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11/08/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s not done cost cutting, but it’s now in a place where it can also focus on increasing revenues through new product launches, says Matt Monaghan.

Wendy Russalesi, HME’s relationship builder

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11/01/2019

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – In her two decades in the HME industry, HME Woman of the Year Wendy Russalesi has held a variety of positions—from consultant to accreditation surveyor to executive director of the Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers.

CMS issues final ESRD rule

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10/31/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Thursday afternoon released an ESRD final rule that establishes a permanent home infusion therapy benefit in 2021 and establishes a methodology for establishing fee schedules for new DMEPOS items.

Rotech taps $50M for acquisitions

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10/31/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has obtained a $315 million credit agreement to, in part, fuel strategic acquisitions.

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