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'Intense' battle for referrals rages on

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09/02/2010

Some independent HME companies say hospitals are being more "aggressive" about referring patients to their own HME companies.

Short takes

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08/26/2010

Greensboro, N.C.-based Advanced Home Care has acquired Carolina Home Respiratory in Fort Mill, S.C....Elkhart General Hospital Home Medical Equipment in South Bend, Ind., received CHAP accreditation, it announced in July.

Community launches virtual HME store

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08/26/2010

INDIANAPOLIS - Community Home Health Services has launched Community at Home, an online store for HME and supplies, at www.hmhealthstore.com.

Health coaches produce results

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08/26/2010

Health coaches try to help people figure out what it is they need to do. Help them find their own motivation. Help them create their own plans. Have them accept the responsibility for changing their health.

Carolyn Sluiter rallies behind her work

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08/26/2010

"A group of local bikers invited us to an event called Breast Fest," said Sluiter, founder of Freeport Home Medical Equipment. "Proceeds from the event go to breast cancer research and awareness. It was a fun thing."

Motivate patients to become independent

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08/26/2010

Klingensmith Healthcare kicked off a disease state management pilot program in December to help reduce hospital readmissions for COPD patients, but before doing so, company officials pored over clinical literature. Their goal: Make sure every facet of the program has a clinical basis, said Kim Wiles, the company's vice president of respiratory services.

All-Med Services welcomes new chief

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08/26/2010

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - All-Med Services of Florida has promoted Jorge Pereda to CEO, it announced in July. Previously, Pereda was the president of the company's home health division. Before joining All-Med, he co-founded the Visiting Nurse Managed Care Corp.

Cape Medical Supply: From the beach to Beantown

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08/19/2010

SANDWICH, Mass. - There may be a lot of doom and gloom permeating the HME industry right now, but provider Gary Sheehan is not only expanding, he's expanding into a Round 2 competitive bidding area.

Competition for referrals heats up

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08/18/2010

Some independent HME companies say hospitals are being more "aggressive" about referring patients to their own HME companies.

Cape Medical Supply: From the beach to Beantown

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08/16/2010

SANDWICH, Mass. - Cape Medical Supply has added a fourth location in Canton, Mass., opening the door for the Cape Cod-based provider to offer services throughout the greater Boston area.

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