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We don't know what we don't know

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06/22/2010

A few years ago during a rough time in my life, I was living by myself when one day my home water heater stopped working. I didn't have much money, but the weather was warm so I decided to take cold showers until my finances improved.

This is a good problem to have

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06/22/2010

There's a detail that I failed to report in my coverage of CELA in the June issue: 60 of the 166 rehab industry and clinical professionals that participated in the event were there representing ATG Rehab.

Letters to the editor: Reform creates problems

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05/24/2010

This is in response to "ZPIC: The newest acronym to strike fear in providers" (HME News, March 2010).

Change can be good

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05/24/2010

Change is normal, but it's not natural. It will never be "back to normal" but rather "forward to normal." We create our new normal. Change is relative. Resilience is determined in part by how much change you've been accustomed to in the past.

HME Excellence Awards: Health Complex makes excellence simple

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05/24/2010

In 1984, Health Complex was nothing more than a section in a neighborhood pharmacy. More than a quarter century later, it is a $7.5 million healthcare organization with 64 employees, four locations and an HME Excellence Award for second runner-up in the respiratory category.

Letter to the editor

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04/26/2010

I would like to submit a clarification that might make the intent and provisions of H.R. 4662, the Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost Saving Act of 2010, a little clearer.

PR stands for pathetic response

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04/26/2010

Scattered throughout this issue are news stories about public relations.

Let's build on our momentum

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04/26/2010

The HME sector has more than its fair share of challenges ahead: the competitive bidding program, the oxygen cap, burdens on mobility providers, the device tax, regulatory issues. The list is long and daunting.

CMS: Master of the double standard

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03/25/2010

CMS expects HME providers to have their ducks in a row. When providers submit claims, for example, the agency expects those claims to adhere to certain coverage policy and documentation requirements.

'I wish none of this had happened'

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03/25/2010

As I was lying on the couch one day last month, feeling very sick and doped up on azithromycin, Tylenol, Sudafed and Robitussin, I came across an article by Robert J. Samuelson, Newsweek's resident economic curmudgeon.

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