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Home Health steps onto national stage

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12/21/2010

It took six years for Home Health Depot to grow from one location to 12. But the provider's acquisition of e-commerce and consumer catalog business Rite at Home Health Care Products in October made the company a national player overnight.

Ask for AdvaCare

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12/21/2010

AdvaCare Home Services has created a new brand that makes it crystal clear the company does way more than just drop off equipment at a patient's home.
"We want patients to be able to stay at home and be happy and healthy and recover," said CEO Tammy Zelenko. "That has always been part of our mission and our vision, but how do we make that happen, and how, visually, do you portray that?"

'Keep growing as long as the good lord will let us'

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12/21/2010

Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co. is on a roll. Late last year, the HME provider opened not one, but two retail showrooms: a 3,000-square-foot showroom in Farmington and an 800-square-foot showroom in Austin Pharmacy Plaza in Potosi.

OK to contact beneficiaries? 'It's as clear as mud'

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12/20/2010

HOUSTON – An HME provider who was going above and beyond to meet Medicare’s rules on when it’s OK and not OK to contact beneficiaries plans to change his ways.

A provider's story of redemption

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12/13/2010

LEBANON, Ore. – Believe it or not, Anne Turner’s multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis turned her life around.

Telehealth gives providers 'cutting edge'

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12/08/2010

Telehealth is not a new concept, but it has yet to become a big part of the healthcare system. Still, some brave HME providers are boldly going where others fear to tread.

'Let me show you the future'

Social media: 'You can't avoid it'

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12/07/2010

TROY, Mich. - While most HME providers have barely dipped their toes into Twitter and other social media (most can't find the time or money, said one industry watcher), Americare Medical has gone whole hog.

Wright & Filippis drives down costs

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11/29/2010

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Wright & Filippis has a cab ride in Las Vegas to thank for a new initiative that will not only save the provider money but also make it more “green.”

Ring up retail sales during the holidays

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11/23/2010

Fancy canes. Check. Scooters. Check. Bath safety. Check. When it comes to holiday gift giving, that's the kind of checklist providers like to see.

Another item providers like to see on that list: lift chairs.

What's your risk-reward ratio?

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11/23/2010

PITTSBURGH - medSage Technologies' John Durkee is the first to admit that creating a pre-recorded survey to follow up with oxygen patients by phone wasn't his idea.

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