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The Compliance Team: It's 'all about continuous improvement'

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01/26/2010

The accreditation company's new benchmarking tool went live last month and allows providers to chart patient satisfaction weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually in eight different areas. It also lets them compare their efforts against universal benchmarks--the averages of all providers who use the new Web tool.

Do rattling cylinders drive your drivers crazy?

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01/19/2010

ST. LOUIS - Responsive Respiratory has come up with something that it appears the HME industry has never seen before: the Cylinder Silencer.

Invacare reaches out to Obama, Haitians

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01/14/2010

ELYRIA, Ohio - President Obama has asked for ideas on how to spur economic growth and create new jobs, and Invacare plans to answer. The president's White House to Main Street Tour rolls in to Loraine County (home of Invacare's global headquarters) Jan. 22.

Mickey Letson's back in business.

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09/30/2009

A little over two years after he sold Letco, a high profile distributor of respiratory drugs and related products, to the Harvard Drug Group, he's running a technology company, Dream Software, and developing products intended to make HME providers more efficient.

AgaMatrix take a bite out of Apple

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09/30/2009

AgaMatrix, the manufacturer of WaveSense blood glucose monitors, has created a free application (app) for Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone to help people with diabetes better manage their disease.

Life Access projects $3.3M in earnings in 2009

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09/30/2009

Robert Gurinowitsch discovered the home modification business by accident, but since hanging out his shingle in 2006, there's been nothing accidental about his growth, which has averaged 15% to 20% a year. Gurinowitsch expects his company, Life Access, to earn about $3.3 million this year.

StrongArm Cane vs. 'Frankenstein'

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09/30/2009

When it comes to durable medical equipment, there's nothing more basic than the common cane (except maybe a tongue depressor). You can present it in different colors. Put on a fancy carved handle. Gussy it up with decals and printed patterns. But a cane is a cane. Right?

Enable me targets cash biz

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09/30/2009

When it comes to helping HME providers expand into the growing home modifications business, Enable Me is as close to a one-stop shop as you're likely to find, said Jerry Keiderling, president of The VGM Group's U.S. Rehab.

Briefs: Kay's key to success

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09/30/2009

Fastrack Healthcare Systems has unveiled a suite of new products with one goal in mind: to help HME providers improve productivity and do more with less, said President Spencer Kay. "It is not going to be easy to control the prices that providers can charge, but they can control operating costs," he said.

Investors target wound therapy

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09/30/2009

he three companies--Aurora Capital Group, Hollywood Capital and Moelis Capital Partners--joined forces recently to merge RecoverCare and MedaStat, creating a wound care distributor with revenues approaching $200 million, said Hollywood Capital's Chairman Mark Bidner, who will serve as the new company's CEO.

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