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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Congress, but HME providers for the most part don’t expect to feel much of an impact if the program were repealed.

Univita bankruptcy trustee seeks to recoup payments

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02/17/2017

MIRAMAR, Fla. – HME providers who were left largely empty handed when Univita Health collapsed and subsequently filed for bankruptcy took another hit recently when they were asked to pay back money.

Allegro combines big-box feel, personal service

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01/27/2017

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – When Allegro Medical first launched its online medical supply company 20 years ago, Amazon only sold books. Yahoo was a search directory. Google didn’t exist.  

Reporter's notebook: Lincare leads provider news

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01/27/2017

We have a theory here at HME News: If it’s a story about a national provider, our readers will read it. 

Remedy for retail

Provider bets on wellness model
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01/13/2017

FLETCHER, N.C. – As many retailers push for a greater online presence to woo would-be customers, Remedy Health & Wellness is taking a different approach, putting the focus squarely on customers who walk through its doors.

M&A market holds steady in 2016

Manufacturers pulled out their checkbooks, and niche providers thrived
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01/06/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – The pace of acquisitions slowed down a bit in 2016, but overall it was a decent year for buyers, say analysts.

Best practices: ‘Surprise and delight’ your employees

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01/03/2017

ATLANTA – Despite the challenges in the HME industry, now is not the time to overlook best practices related to staffing, said a panel of top providers at Medtrade in November.

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