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‘It is no longer worth the pit in my stomach’

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It’s always disappointing when the HME industry’s efforts to get relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program fail to cross the finish line. But this last time around, when H.R. 4229 failed to make the cut in a recently passed omnibus bill, it was particularly disappointing.

Baystate Health drops home infusion, respiratory services

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03/23/2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Baystate Health is handing over its home infusion and respiratory services business to CVS, according to the Greenfield Recorder. Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services will close by the end of the month.

Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies shuts down

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01/30/2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Cooke & Burnell Orthopedic Supplies has closed, after an attempt to merge with another company failed, according to the Berkshire Eagle. Cooke & Burnell, which had four employees, stopped accepting new patients on Jan.

Lodi Health closes HME store

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02/07/2017

LODI, Calif. – Lodi Health is closing Memorial Home Med-Equip due to changes in Medicare reimbursement, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel.

Home Health United closes four retail stores

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05/17/2016

MADISON, Wis. – Home Health United-Home Medical Equipment blames recent changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for its decision to close retail stores in Johnson Creek, Platteville, Portage and St. Mary’s Hospital.