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Lincare, Gentiva benefit from 'good fit'

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02/04/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla., and ATLANTA - Don't read too much into Lincare's decision to buy the HME, respiratory and home infusion business of Gentiva Health Services, industry watchers say.

Lincare, Gentiva benefit from 'good fit'

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02/03/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla., and ATLANTA - Don't read too much into Lincare's decision to buy the HME, respiratory and home infusion business of Gentiva Health Services, industry watchers say.

Lobbying: Bill Cheek takes 'that extra step'

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02/01/2010

MONROE, Ga. - Provider Bill Cheek has been working in the HME industry for 16 years, but he'll be visiting Capitol Hill for the first time next month. What's driving him there: H.R. 3790, a bill that would eliminate national competitive bidding.

Komfort & Kare invests to save

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01/26/2010

The president of Komfort & Kare Home Medical and Mobility planned to install a wireless inventory system in January to automate the process and eliminate unpopular sizes and colors.

Glenn Steinke: HME News 'made me famous'

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01/26/2010

Even though Steinke was told he wouldn't be surveyed until November, he ended up being surveyed on Sept. 14, paving the way for accreditation before the end of that month.

'It may be a model that could work' analyst says

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01/26/2010

Univita Health coordinates aging-in-place services for managed care payers--everything from insurance underwriting to skilled nursing. Its acquisition of Atenda Healthcare Solutions brings it into the HME and home infusion markets.

Small provider, big ideas

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01/26/2010

LOMITA, Calif. - When Jim Leedom says he's going to change his company's image from a full-line HME provider to a "wheelchair specialist," he thinks big--literally.

Univita shuns fee-for-service

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01/26/2010

Univita Health, a provider of aging-at-home services, acquired Atenda Healthcare Solutions in January. It's the company's first foray into HME, said Mark Reagen, chief marketing officer.

Jerry Jones to HMEs: 'Open up your eyes'

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01/26/2010

Apria's former CEO Jerry Jones offered some words of wisdom to HME providers during a recent telephone conversation with HME News.

'You're leaving the patient in a terrible situation,' attorney says

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01/26/2010

Healthcare attorneys have a word of advice for providers that may be trying to "game the system" by not collecting the 36th month payment for oxygen patients: Just don't do it.

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