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Pay for performance

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07/28/2010

FORD CITY, Pa. - Officials at Klingensmith Healthcare believe they can see the future of HME, and most smaller HMEs with limited resources aren't going to be around to experience it, said President Dave Knepshield.

Hasco Medical looks to roll up HMEs

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07/28/2010

MOBILE, Ala. - Hal Compton thinks the HME industry is ripe for consolidation and he's the man to do it.

Jim Greatorex beats retail drum

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07/26/2010

PORTLAND, Maine - Provider Jim Greatorex already rings up about $1.5 million dollars in retail sales per year at his locations in Portland and Bangor, but he has no plans to stop there.

Lincare, Invacare rack up revenues

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07/22/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - In its earnings report last week, Lincare announced that it has been offered contracts to provide oxygen in only two of the nine competitive bidding areas: Charlotte and Miami.

Lincare has accepted the contracts--but grudgingly.

Acquisition market: Buyers and sellers 'don't know what to do'

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07/22/2010

Once CMS announced the competitive bidding amounts, industry watchers expected the M&A market for HME to open up a little bit, but that hasn't happened. Why? Buyers and sellers have "sticker shock," watchers say.

Be lean, not mean

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07/22/2010

Applying lean principles, particularly in the healthcare industry, is “catching on fire,” says consultant Janice Ahlstrom.

Company's growth triggers lean journey

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07/22/2010

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Home Medical Equipment in June began applying lean principles to its service department as a way of doing more work with the same number of employees.

Educate the public and grow your business

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07/22/2010

SANDWICH, Mass. – Cape Medical Supply has discovered a cool way to boost its community standing and get new CPAP patients: Host free educational lectures on sleep for the public.

Briefs: Rotech, AHP, Lincare

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07/22/2010

Rotech says 'yes'

to several contracts

In brief: AHP sets stage for Highland takeover, HME accounts for 25% of CERT errors

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07/22/2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - American HomePatient has launched a self-tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of its common stock for $0.67 per share. Highland Capital Management, the company's largest shareholder, will not tender shares in the offer.

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