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YouTube: Another way for providers to get their names out there

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04/21/2011

ESCONDIDO, Calif. – It started out as a lark, but having a YouTube video has generated some calls for provider Paul Bernou.

Providers reported to be 'taking care of patients,' in areas hit by tornadoes

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04/19/2011

RALEIGH, N.C. - Beth Bowen has been in regular contact with HME providers affected by a series of tornadoes that hop-scotched through central North Carolina and parts of Virginia on Saturday.

Medicare change has providers putting brakes on power chairs

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04/12/2011

STATESBORO, Ga. - Provider Charles Fiveash started 2011 with a little belt-tightening when he ditched standard power wheelchairs.

His reason: The elimination of Medicare's first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs, which took effect on Jan. 1. 

Game's changing for home oxygen

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04/01/2011

ORLANDO - Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it’s done right? Shouldn’t physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that?

LMI: 'We're back'

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04/01/2011

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Landauer Metropolitan Inc. (LMI) is back on the acquisition trail. In March, it snapped up Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaba Healthcare and it has no plans to stop there.

LMI: 'We're back'

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03/30/2011

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Landauer Metropolitan Inc. (LMI) is back on the acquisition trail. In March, it snapped up Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaba Healthcare and it has no plans to stop there.

Game’s changing for home oxygen

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03/28/2011

ORLANDO – Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it’s done right? Shouldn’t physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that?

HME News TV: A new referral source

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03/24/2011

Hospitalists are well placed to make referrals--"right in the middle of discharge planners, case managers or respiratory departments," said Ty Bello. The trick, he said, is figuring out how to contact these often "elusive" physicians.

Q&A: Jack Evans: retail reigns

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03/24/2011

Do you want to get into HME retail, but don't know how and don't want to hire a consultant? Well, there's a new resource at your fingertips. Veteran industry consultant Jack Evans has launched the Alliance for Retail HomeCare, a national association for providers who have or want retail showrooms. Here's what Evans had to say about why he launched the new association and why retail is here to stay.

Briefs: Apria, Praxair finalize deal

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03/24/2011

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare has completed its purchase of Praxair's U.S. homecare business, the provider announced March 7. Praxair offered home respiratory services, home medical equipment and enteral nutrition through more than 80 locations nationally. Apria offers home respiratory services, home medical equipment and home infusion through 500 locations nationally. Apria has more than $2 billion in annual revenues.

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