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Respiratory Services hits ‘its prime’

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04/07/2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester may be only an hour away from its Buffalo headquarters, but it’s a “different world” for Respiratory Services of Western New York.

Want to succeed? Embrace failure

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03/27/2017

LAS VEGAS – When Erik Mickelson launched the HME division of his family’s pharmacy business, it took nine months for him to make his first HME sale.

Non-delivery delivers results

Provider Todd Usher says technology and a non-delivery model have given hime a 'fighting chance'
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03/27/2017

The cornerstone of Home Oxygen Company is its non-delivery model, says co-founder Todd Usher. The Modesto, Calif.-based provider started out as an oxygen provider in 2007 and has grown to include a full line of home medical equipment and supplies.

Round 2019 improves process, but providers wait and see

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03/10/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – With Round 2019 of the competitive bidding program on hold indefinitely, providers like Woody O’Neal say they’re holding off doing any prep work for submitting bids, when and if it goes forward.

Hospice Cloud bulks up business with Genesis Healthcare

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02/28/2017

ATLANTA and RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Genesis Healthcare Services and Hospice Cloud, two providers of HME to hospice organizations, have merged, company officials announced Feb. 23.

CareCentrix requires repeat authorizations for oxygen

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02/24/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – A recently announced change to CareCentrix’s authorization process for oxygen patients covered under a Medicare Advantage plan has stakeholders scratching their heads.

Alpine throws tech at costs

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02/24/2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Alpine Home Medical Equipment’s motto is, “We bring wellness home,” but CEO Jay Broadbent admits that going the extra delivery mile hasn’t always been the most efficient task for the provider, which has seven locations in Utah and Idaho.

Linde-Praxair: Will merger have impact on HME?

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02/24/2017

MUNICH and DANBURY, Conn. – Although industrial gas giant Linde continues to dip its toe in the waters of home care, its planned merger with Praxair likely won’t have a noticeable effect on the HME industry, say M&A analysts.

Aeroflow launches petition

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02/24/2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – There’s been plenty of discussion recently about what the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean for healthcare consumers, but Aeroflow Healthcare is doing more than just talking.

ACA or no ACA, HME providers don't expect much change

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02/24/2017

The fate of the Affordable Care Act lies in the hands of the Republican-controlled Congress, but HME providers for the most part don’t expect to feel much of an impact if the program were repealed.

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