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Lieber's bucket list

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10/30/2011

Cutting costs isn't just about eliminating products or people, says Miriam Lieber, president of Lieber Consulting. It's also about tackling business operations. Two of the biggest problem areas: wasted time and uncollected receivables. Fortunately, improving one can improve the other, she said.

'The medical industry is very attractive to a lot of buyers'

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10/30/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With 15 years and more than 500 deals under its belt, VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions has built a reputation for selling businesses in the Carolinas. Among the company's recent sales were Penrod Medical Equipment in July and Lake Norman Medical in August. Owner Jay Offerdahl recently spoke with HME News about buying and selling in the HME arena.

No more 'plain Jane' scrubs

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10/30/2011

WETUMPKA, Ala. - Provider Peter Czapla is trying a different approach to attract new referral sources: selling scrubs.

Bye-bye brick and mortar

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10/30/2011

LOS ANGELES - Provider Steve Welch has gone from a storefront with 1,000 products to a web-based business offering more than 10,000 products.

RT survey reveals communication gap

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10/30/2011

IRVING, Texas - When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions, communication between hospitals and homecare providers will play a key role. But a recent survey of respiratory therapists reveals they have a long way to go.

Still standing

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10/27/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine – Several months after Apria Healthcare contracted with Humana to become a preferred provider, other HME providers have managed to maintain their footholds with the insurer.

Lincare posts income loss

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10/20/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare last week reported a net income of $43.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, a 4% drop compared to the same period last year.

Lincare posts income loss

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10/17/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare this week reported a net income of $43.6 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, a 4% drop compared to the same period last year.

Stakeholders 'flip' for oxygen cap alternative

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10/06/2011

PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Provider Patrick Naeger said he has proof that there's a better way to save money than a 36-month cap for home oxygen therapy.

Hill-Rom settles massive fraud claim

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09/28/2011

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Hill-Rom Company has agreed to pay $41.8 million to settle claims that it allegedly violated the False Claims Act and other federal regulations.

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