The Big Bad Wolf
In regard to the article “Pick your Prophet,”
(HomeCareXtra Forecast 2003, Winter 2003) Jim Binson
suggests that small businesses be proactive should the big, bad
wolf called competitive bidding actually become reality. Then, he
mentions belonging to a network. Would one of the possibilities of
a format for NCB be the use of a network, such as one of the major
buying groups? Obviously, I can't expect any definitive advice as
no details about NCB have been decided. However, I would appreciate
your input as to this being a possibility. As a small business, we
may then find it advisable to join a buying group as an
— Rebecca Bell, manager, 1-800 Wheelchair, Brooklyn, N.Y.
A Helpful Tool
I received my first HomeCare Monday newsletter this week
and can see that it will be an interesting and helpful tool in my
business. Thank you.
— John and Lee Rogers, J & L
Medical, Phenix City, Ala
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