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Life without the first-month purchase option

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04/06/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - Look for HME vendors to play an active role in helping providers maintain their cash-flow once Medicare eliminates the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs on Jan. 1, 2011.

Cramer Decker charges ahead

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03/30/2010

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Cramer Decker Medical added some significant muscle this year when it merged with its parent company, Cramer Decker Industries, one of the nation's largest wholesaler of compressed gas equipment.

Medical device tax: All is not lost

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03/25/2010

WASHINGTON - If you're looking for a glimmer of good news in the new healthcare reform bill, it could be the sales tax on manufacturers of HME and other medical devices.

New partners tout 'hybrid model' for supplies

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03/25/2010

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group made a move recently to help its members reduce costs related to replenishing CPAP, ostomy, incontinence and other medical supplies.

Briefs

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03/25/2010

SALEM, N.H. - AgaMatrix passed a major milestone recently, selling its one millionth blood glucose meter, the company announced Feb. 23. AgaMatrix makes the WaveSense line of blood glucose monitoring products. The company shipped its first meter in April 2006.

New Webinar series: Respironics takes providers to school

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03/25/2010

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Electronics acquired Respironics for $5.1 billion in late 2007, and now that the dust has settled, it's full steam ahead.

Rehab van hits the road--again

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03/25/2010

The Invacare Rehab Van embarked on one heck of a road trip Feb. 1.

A quality act

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03/25/2010

LONGMONT, Co. - Sunrise Medical is keeping some lofty company these days. Quality Magazine in January named the company to its 2010 Quality Leadership 100 List. The publication generated the list from more than 800 manufacturer survey submissions.

The disappearing dinosaurs

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03/25/2010

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - On the surface, there doesn't seem to be anything sentimental about home medical equipment. But dig a little deeper and you discover that some HME providers are big softies when it comes to putting their old equipment out to pasture.

Take it from Abraham Lincoln:

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03/23/2010

CLEVELAND - Home respiratory professionals aren't all that impressed with a new clinical study on oxygen conserving devices.

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