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Vague laws create trouble for J&L


Rules regarding who can perform CPAP set ups and other respiratory care vary by state, but as a recent court case showed, interpretations can also differ.

Provider triples business


PHOENIX – Provider Ron Evans says a recent move that doubled Alliance Home Care’s space was long overdue.

The Bellevue Way: Northwest provider remains ‘fiercely independent’


BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue Healthcare is repositioning itself to color in more of its regional footprint, say company execs.

“As we get to a certain scale, we have to refocus on how we get more growth,” said Joel Gallion, president.

Are online orders the way of future?


LAKE FOREST, Calif.– Apria recently launched an electronic order management system called ApriaLink to help it work smarter and more efficiently, but will referral sources use it?

Done deal: Lincare buys AHP


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare, a U.S. subsidiary of The Linde Group, has closed on its acquisition of Brentwood, Tenn.-based American HomePatient, it announced today.

Apria shifts order management to the web


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has launched ApriaLink, an electronic order management system that it says will help it work smarter and more efficiently.

Reporter's notebook: Companies buy and sell in 2015

Roll-up companies make headline

Looking back at provider activity in 2015, one thought comes to mind: It was a year of consolidation.

From national providers merging to outside companies looking to get into the HME space, the deals were both large and small in 2015.

Medical Service Company seeks larger markets


CLEVELAND, Ohio – HME provider Joel Marx has a new strategy when it comes to growing his business: He’s seeking out markets where he can get the most bang for his buck.

MedCare steps in

Provider now has partnerships with more than 30 health systems to manage their post-acute care needs

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has seemingly perfected the hospital-partnership model, recently adding two more to its already extensive roster.

That time of year

Use bad weather to your advantage, says marketing expert

YARMOUTH, Maine – When the weather outside is frightful, HME providers should be taking advantage of opportunities to reach out to customers in a new way.