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Apria letter spotlights grandfathering provision

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08/18/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Grandfathering under the competitive bidding program came up recently when Medicare beneficiaries in California received a letter from Apria Healthcare saying that, as of August, they must transition to a contracted provider.

New Apria program helps reduce readmissions

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08/11/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has launched a new program for patients on non-invasive ventilation that it says significantly reduces hospital admissions.

Apria settles with MassHealth

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08/10/2017

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle allegations that it billed Massachusetts residents for services already covered by MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program.

CareCentrix pursues 360-degree view of patients

‘The more data that’s available, the more you can learn and the more you’re able to see relationships no one could see before,’ says Steve Wogen
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08/04/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – It may seem like a concept straight out of a sci-fi film, but artificial intelligence is being used across industries, and although health care has been a little slower on the uptake, its time has come, says CareCentrix’s Steve Wogen.

Go mobile: Switch to mobile like 'night and day'

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07/31/2017

A push to break its paperwork logjam and speed up the billing process prompted MedCare Equipment Company to switch to a mobile delivery system just over a year ago.

When in Rome

The family-owned
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07/31/2017

ROME, N.Y. – The HME landscape looks plenty different than it did when Martin J. Nunn started Nunn’s Hospital Supplies.

Home Health Depot pulls trigger

‘We’re in a very good market to sell’
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07/14/2017

INDIANAPOLIS – With the economy humming and private equity money flowing, Home Health Depot’s Nate Feltman says the time was right to sell the last of the company’s business to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare.

Home Health Depot sells to Lincare

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07/12/2017

INDIANAPOLIS – It began shedding business segments three years ago and now Home Health Depot has sold what’s left to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare, according to the Indiana Business Journal.

LifeCare Solutions leaves California

Bid rates are ‘unsustainable,’ says company’s CEO
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07/07/2017

PHOENIX – LifeCare Solutions has begun transitioning patients as it prepares to exit the California market, says company exec Robert Fahlman.

Reporter’s notebook: Want to succeed at retail? Keep ‘em coming back

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06/26/2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Along with sales growth, there’s another important retail metric Wayne Slavitt also tracks: repeat business.

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