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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.

Pay for performance

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07/20/2010

FORD CITY, Pa. - Thanks to a provision buried deep inside this year's healthcare reform bill, beginning in 2012, Medicare will reduce or withhold reimbursement to hospitals for patients readmitted within 30 days.

Lincare joins industry chorus: Competitive bidding is 'fundamentally flawed'

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07/19/2010

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lincare announced yesterday 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 it's not happy about it.

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