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Provider medals in generosity

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04/21/2010

INDIANAPOLIS - Provider David Hartley was only 14 years old when Bill Johnson took the gold medal in downhill skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, but he remembers every minute of it.

Life is good at Lincare

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04/19/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare yesterday reported net income of $43.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to $26 million for the same period last year, a nearly 68% increase.

Audits increase tension between providers, referral sources

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04/15/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine – The increase in Medicare audits has done more than wreak havoc on an HME provider’s cash flow. It has created tension between him and his referral sources and doctors.

Audits increase tension between providers, referral sources

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04/12/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine – The increase in Medicare audits has done more than wreak havoc on an HME provider's cash flow. It has created tension between him and his referral sources and doctors.

Reporter's Notebook: Blackstone looks to recoup on Apria deal

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04/08/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - Do you know what a "dividend recapitalization" is?

Respiratory providers ask themselves: 'Should we be creating a one-stop shop?'

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04/01/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine – What does it say that providers who specialize in respiratory products and services--long thought to be the bread and butter of the HME industry--are now thinking about embracing hospital beds, walkers and other run-of-the-mill products and services?

Respiratory providers second guess themselves

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03/29/2010

Respiratory providers expand beyond their specialties.

Build an online empire, Mallaro says

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03/25/2010

Think HME and Amazon.com have nothing in common? Think again, says The VGM Group CFO Mike Mallaro, who gets many calls from HME providers looking to do online retail. Providers should browse leading retail Web sites and apply what they see to HME, he says.

A closer look at the HME NewsPoll

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03/25/2010

Kevin Robison and Daryl Bowman agree with the 82% of respondents to the February HME NewsPoll that indicated they plan to increase their use of advance beneficiary notices (ABNs) in 2010.

Product/payer diversification

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03/25/2010

HME providers have recently peppered industry consultant Wallace Weeks with questions related to how they can best diversify their product and payer mix.

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