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Quebec company says 'oui' to HME

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06/16/2011

MONTREAL - Providers may see gloom and doom in the HME industry, but a Canadian company has a different view.

Gary Robbins brings business background to HME

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06/14/2011

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Businessman turned HME provider Gary Robbins acquired Alert Medical Equipment in September 2010 and has spent the intervening months "bringing it back to life."

It's paying off. Business has grown 20%.

Penrod changes hands

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06/13/2011

SALISBURY, N.C. - Provider Craig Rae has only been in the HME business for a little over a month, but he says he's having a lot of fun.

"I can't believe I didn't do something like this earlier," said Rae. 

CareCentrix deals are signs of the times

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06/02/2011

HARTFORD, Conn. - CareCentrix, a national home health benefits manager for private insurers, signed contracts in two states in May--a move that could signal the future of HME, providers worry.

Providers face tornado's aftermath

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05/30/2011

JOPLIN, Mo. - When a 165-mph tornado tore through here on May 22, it didn't take long for Apria's team to get right into the action. 

Provider shrinks concept

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05/25/2011

Retail giant Michael Feuer is thinking small these days.

Armscare: Out of the closet and into retail

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05/19/2011

KITTANNING, Pa. - Moving out of a hospital closet and into a visible retail space has really paid off for one provider. 

Rising gas prices create business challenges

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05/19/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers already struggling with audits and decreased reimbursement are up against another foe this summer: escalating gas prices. 

Earnings: Apria, Rotech

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05/12/2011

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare on May 9 reported net revenues of $536.7 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared to $508.9 million for the same period last year. It reported a net loss of $21 million.

Elkart moves ahead of the curve

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05/10/2011

ELKHART, Ind. - Greg Lintjer thinks it makes a lot of sense for home medical equipment and healthcare staffing to work in tandem.

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