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Lake Health relieves rural access issues
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08/19/2016

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Before Lake Health Medical Supply opened July 15, local oxygen patients had to wait weeks for a delivery or drive 100 miles if they needed more oxygen.  

What are opportunities, pitfalls of billing non-assigned?

Andrea Stark, Jeff Baird weigh-in on new trend
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08/12/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to billing Medicare non-assigned—something more and more HME providers have been forced to do—there are misconceptions about what can and can’t be done, say industry consultants.

In wake of cuts, HME providers let chips fall

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08/05/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s only been a month since CMS rolled out draconian reimbursement cuts across the country, but HME providers have begun playing hardball.

M&A: Cape Medical, Epic Health make buys

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08/02/2016

SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply has acquired New England Medical Homecare, a long-time provider of sleep therapy services in Auburn, Mass.

Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate

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07/25/2016

Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting

Protect yourself with clear policy

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07/25/2016

Working after hours is commonplace in today’s busy working world, but the new overtime rule (See “New overtime regs headed your way,” July issue) could create a profound shift in those practices, says consultant Richard Davis. 

Four Health makes best of opportunities

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07/25/2016

HIALEAH, Fla. – As HMEs struggle in the face of competitive bidding and consolidation, provider Leo Extramil has found a way to thrive. 

Medical Necessities makes big splash with new location

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07/25/2016

When visiting an HME provider, most people don’t think to bring along swim trunks. But at Medical Necessities and Services, everyone is invited to take a dip in the pool.

Capture customers, payments

Mobile payments have increased, but time spent on those searches had decreased
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07/25/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – Whether it’s offering information, selling products, or providing an easy way to pay, providers more than ever need to shift their focus to technology, say industry experts.

Capturing customers

Whistleblower details alleged fraud at Lincare

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07/15/2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A former employee says Lincare has been knowingly defrauding the government of millions of dollars by allegedly billing false claims to Medicare.

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