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A 'Craigslist' for medical equipment

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02/27/2011

After Evelyn Grazini's in-laws passed away, she found herself with a lot of used HME.

Apria posts loss for quarter, year

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02/24/2011

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare announced on Feb. 18 that its net revenues dropped $8.4 million or 1.6% for the fourth quarter.

Apria posts loss for quarter, year

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02/21/2011

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare announced on Feb. 18 that its net revenues dropped $8.4 million or 1.6% for the fourth quarter.

Earnings roundup: Lincare, SleepQuest

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02/10/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare last week reported net revenues of $422.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, a 4% increase over net revenues of $405.8 million for the same period in 2009. Net income was $46.1 million vs. $40.6 million, a 13.4% increase.

From 'Hospital to Home'—to stay

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02/10/2011

IRVING, Texas - Greg Spratt, the new homecare chair for the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), thinks respiratory therapists (RTs) can play a major role in reducing hospital readmissions for respiratory patients.

Lincare positions itself as 'attractive alternative' in earnings report

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02/07/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare this week reported net revenues of $422.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, a 4% increase over net revenues of $405.8 million for the same period in 2009. Net income was $46.1 million vs. $40.6 million, a 13.4% increase.

And Praxair's homecare biz goes to...Apria

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02/03/2011

LAKE FOREST, Calif., and DANBURY, Conn. - Need proof that, with competitive bidding and other reimbursement pressures, providers are looking to build scale? Here it is: Apria Healthcare announced Feb. 2 that it will buy Praxair's U.S. homecare business.

Mergers and acquisitions for HME: Bigger is better?

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01/27/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - Looking back at 2010 and looking ahead to 2011, there's only one way to sum up the M&A market for HME: "It's pretty much going to be about the big guys," say industry watchers.

Seeley Medical: 'We need to reinvent ourselves'

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01/24/2011

ANDOVER, Ohio – Seeley Medical is taking the whole idea of diversification to new heights in 2011.

Home care here to stay

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01/23/2011

Greg Spratt started out at a mom-and-pop provider in 1981 and eventually landed in the corporate offices of Rotech in 1997. He is currently director of clinical marketing for Oridion Capnographies, which manufactures CO2 monitors.

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