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Provider profile: All Star Medical is all right with retail

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02/22/2019

HERMITAGE, Tenn. – Provider Kevin Brown has been doing retail since 2009 and dropped insurance entirely in 2015—a decision he calls the “best move ever.”

Providers cultivate online customer reviews

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Most HME providers have some sort of online presence, but it’s important to manage that presence, particularly reviews of their businesses, experts say.

Wearables have limits, say HME providers

‘Your smart phone is not going to function as a cane’
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02/08/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.

Cold snap makes for slow week

‘We can operate but there’s not a lot of business coming in,’ said one provider. ‘Most businesses are closed.’
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02/01/2019

CHICAGO – HME providers last week curtailed deliveries and sent employees home as record-breaking cold gripped much of the Midwest.

M&A market buzzes in lead up to gap period

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01/25/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – A flurry of M&A deals closed in the fourth quarter of 2018, making it one of the busiest quarters in the past several years, say analysts.

Reporter's notebook: 2018: Old foes and new markets

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01/24/2019

Sometimes it seems as if Amazon taking over the planet and the HME world is no exception, as evidenced by our list of the five most-read provider stories of 2018.

Providers cite frustration with CareCentrix

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12/21/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – HME provider complaints with CareCentrix came to a head recently, when The MED Group reportedly cancelled its payer agreement with the company.

Paragon Ventures: 25 years of being ‘eyes and ears’ of providers

‘We are bullish and excited about the prospects on the near horizon’ says Marc Rose
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12/21/2018

NEWTOWN, Pa. – When Paragon Ventures launched in 1994, competitive bidding wasn’t even on the horizon. Today, it is the biggest driver of change in the HME industry.

Q&A " McDevitt: Technology enhances patient care

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12/20/2018

After several years of consulting HME providers, Anna McDevitt says it was serendipity that led her to switch sides.

Both companies had similar views in how they’d like to see technology make the delivery of post-acute care easier, she said.

ABC Plus makes bid to revive neb-med biz

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12/14/2018

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – An increase in hospital readmissions for COPD patients could open the door for HME providers to re-enter a nebulizer medication market that has been dominated by national providers, says Marcus Kruk.

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