Brightree Congratulates Customers on Winning 2012 HME Excellence Awards from HME News

Bluegrass Oxygen and Home Health Depot Recognized as Two of the Nation’s Premier Providers

ATLANTA – Nov. 5, 2012 – Brightree LLC, the leading provider of billing and business management software solutions for the home medical equipment (HME/DMEPOS) market, congratulates its customers, Bluegrass Oxygen and Home Health Depot, on recently winning two of three HME Excellence Awards presented annually by HME News. Bluegrass Oxygen won Best Home Respiratory Provider, and Home Health Depot won Best Rehab Technology Provider.

“Brightree is extremely pleased to see Bluegrass Oxygen and Home Health Depot win these prestigious industry awards for exceptional business performance and customer service,” said Chris Watson, chief marketing officer of Brightree. “At a time when we hear so much about dramatic changes in the market, these two providers offer clear examples of businesses that embrace change, focus on customers, and make the right investments so that they win as the market shifts.”

Home Health Depot (, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has grown to 160 employees and 15 locations while doubling its revenue in the last two years to an expected $25 million in 2012. HME News recognized Home Health Depot for its exceptional customer service and attention to process, from intake to delivery.

“I am very proud of the team at Home Health Depot for their dedication to patient service and to working together to create an exceptional business,” said David Hartley, CEO of Home Health Depot. “From day one, we’ve worked very hard to meet our service goals not just through our commitment to them, but also through focusing on business processes that support these goals and our patients’ needs.”

Lexington, Kentucky-based Bluegrass Oxygen’s ( 45 employees serve thousands of respiratory patients in 100 counties through six locations. HME News cited the company’s creativity, successful marketing campaigns, and focus on patients as the reasons for its growth and success, including a recent 15 percent boost in referrals.

“My colleagues and I at Bluegrass Oxygen are honored that our business has been recognized in the industry for excelling despite the market challenges we all face,” said Mike Marnhout, president and CEO of Bluegrass Oxygen. “It’s clear that providers need to continue to adapt business models to survive, and that patients need to remain at the center of those changing plans.”

About the HME Excellence Awards from HME News

HME News designed the HME Excellence Awards to identify the nation’s premier providers of home medical equipment, home respiratory therapy, and rehab supplies. The awardees are determined by a panel of industry judges and based on company performance in categories such as financial, staffing, quality control, and community involvement. The awards include three categories: Best HME Provider, Best Home Respiratory Provider, and Best Rehab Technology Provider.

For more information from HME News on the 2012 winners and how to apply for the 2013 awards, visit

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About Brightree LLC

Brightree LLC is the leading provider of billing and business management software solutions for home medical equipment (HME) providers, orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) practitioners, and sleep labs. Brightree’s SaaS-based software solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses. Brightree is the only business management software solution endorsed by Invacare Corporation as well as the VGM member service organization. Approximately 2,500 providers with more than 40,000 users rely on Brightree solutions. For further information, visit or call 1.888.598.7797, ext. 5.

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