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DJO Global buys Dr. Comfort for $254M

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03/14/2011

SAN DIEGO – DJO Global announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dr. Comfort, for $254.6 million in cash.

Company officials expect the transaction to close in the next 30 to 45 days.

Reporter's notebook: Deep Throat dishes bid advice to HME providers

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02/27/2011

A very good industry source recently told me something about competitive bidding that I'd never considered: Many winning providers arranged product pricing with manufacturers before submitting a bid. That makes perfect sense, right? If you know your pricing ahead of time, it's much easier to submit a bid you can live with. If you are in a Round 2 competitive bidding area, that's something to think about. Here are a few more things to consider, according to my source.

MED maximizes sleep biz

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02/27/2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Darlene Weeks could not be happier with The MED Group's efforts to help members boost their sleep business.

Think you've got it bad, try consumer electronics

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02/27/2011

As tough as it is to make a buck in the HME industry these days, it could a lot worse, Drive Medical CEO Harvey Diamond told HME News TV recently.

Product pricing: Increase in the cards?

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02/27/2011

With prices for commodities, fuel, transportation and just about everything else on the rise, providers should not be surprised if product prices increase later this year, say industry watchers.

From Bed Bath & Beyond to VGM

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02/27/2011

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has hired a retail veteran with experience at Bed Bath & Beyond to help members rev up their cash sales.

Graham-Field looks for greener pastures

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02/15/2011

ATLANTA - Graham-Field continued its "Made in the USA" initiative in February, when it announced plans to move production of its Lumex recliners from Taiwan to a 103,200-square-foot facility here.

cpapSolutions pushes cash sales for sleep providers

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02/10/2011

SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to treating patients for sleep disordered breathing, Bret Randall's primed and ready to help HME providers boost their cash sales.

Purchase option elimination: Pride offers providers 'one-stop solution'

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02/10/2011

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products unveiled a new leasing division in late January and a bunch of other offerings designed to help providers adjust to the elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs.

cpapSolutions pushes cash sales for sleep providers

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02/07/2011

SALT LAKE CITY - When it comes to treating patients for sleep disordered breathing, Bret Randall's primed and ready to help HME providers boost their cash sales.

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