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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.

Penrod Medical's niche: Veterans Affairs

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03/25/2010

SALISBURY, N.C. - Penrod Medical Equipment hopes to further increase its business with the local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the latest addition to its product mix: aluminum ramps.

Briefs

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03/25/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare in February reported that Medicare cuts helped drive down its net income to $136.1 million in 2009 from $227.3 million in 2008. It reported net revenues of $1.55 billion vs. $1.665 billion.

Hospital, providers go head-to-head

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03/24/2010

RINGEWOOD, N.J. - Providers here that sell home medical equipment have a new competitor: Valley Hospital. The hospital in August launched the Valley Health Marketplace, an online store offering a wide range of products, including HME.

Colonial expands

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03/24/2010

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Colonial Medical Supplies has opened a new location here that houses its corporate office, customer service center, warehouse and billing department, the provider announced Aug. 24.

Bernens makes it twice as nice

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03/24/2010

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Bernens Medical planned to open a second location in the Community Wellness Center in Delhi Township, Ohio, in September.

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