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New Lincare venture appears 'off the wall'

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10/07/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare recently diversified its product portfolio by launching a company that supplies monthly testing supplies to people who take Coumadin, a frequently prescribed blood thinner.

New Lincare venture appears 'off the wall'

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10/05/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare recently diversified its product portfolio by launching a company that supplies monthly testing supplies to people who take Coumadin, a frequently prescribed blood thinner.

Rotech shows signs of 'strength'

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09/30/2010

ORLANDO, Fla. - It looks like Rotech Healthcare will succeed in selling $230 million in senior secured notes--a sign, industry sources say, that Wall Street hasn't completely abandoned the HME industry.

At Upstate, slow and steady wins the race

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09/29/2010

"We (strive for) controlled growth," said Greg LoPresti, vice president and COO. "We are not just going to grow for the sake of growing."

Briefs: AHP one step closer to becoming private

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09/26/2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - AmericanHome Patient (AHP) announced in September that 6.9 million shares of the company have been tendered for 67 cents per share pursuant to the self-tender offer made July 7. AHP has accepted the shares for payment.

Collecting co-pays: Providers learn not to give away the store

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09/26/2010

Money has often been a dirty word in health care, but in an environment where every dollar counts, providers say collecting co-pays and other payments is a must.

Medical Supply Depot adds 'virtual' wheelchair

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09/26/2010

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Provider Meir Tsinman likes to push the online envelope. In July, the president of themedicalsupplydepot.com added an app to the site to make it more user-friendly for the disabled.

Patient choice and HME

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09/26/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - When it comes to getting referrals from hospitals, the odds may be stacked against independent HME providers.

Take note: A mattress is not a mattress is not a mattress

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09/26/2010

Wendell Martens, managing member of Clarkston, Mich.-based Sleep & Wellness Centers, likes to call the hospital beds that most HME providers supply "green monsters." "They're one solution for all," he said.

Hospital-affliated providers: 'We don't want to be left out'

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09/26/2010

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., introduced a bill in August that aims to relieve some of the competitive bidding pressure on hospital-affiliated HME providers.

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