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Home fill? No problem

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07/27/2012

ST. LOUIS – Responsive Respiratory Inc. (RRI) has expanded into the market for parts and accessories for home filling oxygen systems to keep up with home medical equipment providers who are shifting to non-delivery models.

Invacare: HME ‘in a good place’

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07/27/2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare officials, during the company’s annual media day last week, offered both pep talk and tough talk on the HME industry’s prospects.

Invacare’s earnings slide

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07/27/2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare officials say a number of pressures drove a net loss of $1.98 million for the second quarter this year compared to net earnings of $10.66 million for the same period last year.

Chart to buy AirSep for $180M

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07/26/2012

CLEVELAND – Chart Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirSep Corp. for $170 million in cash and up to $10 million in assumed debt, the companies announced this week.

Line between vendor, provider blurs?

Wisconsin is the latest stage in the direct-to-consumer debate
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07/26/2012

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Medline’s new contract to supply Medicaid recipients in southwestern Wisconsin with incontinence supplies may come at a cost.

Vendors have built it

But will providers take advantage of iPhone and iPad functionality?
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07/20/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – These days, if HME providers aren’t sending their delivery technicians and respiratory therapists out the door with smart phones and/or tablets, it’s not because their software systems don’t support the technology.

Invacare settles shareholder lawsuit

‘This has been a significant distraction’
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07/13/2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has reached a settlement with two shareholders that claim the company’s board of directors and management team “breached their fiduciary duties” in connection with its compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

Re-supply redux

Things just got more complicated for vendors, too
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07/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – Vendors that help home medical equipment providers automate their re-supply businesses are re-tooling their systems in the wake of a huge policy change by Medicare.

HME News TV: Be ready to compete

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06/22/2012

What should providers be doing now that they’ve submitted their bids for Round 2 of competitive bidding? Getting back to work, says Wayne Grau, vice president of sales for The MED Group.

CMS posts final decision on TENS

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06/15/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS hasn’t changed its mind about dropping certain coverage for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

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