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Van Halem Group Adds More Medicare Know-How

Audit consulting firm adds six staffers; leadership boasts more than 130 years’ Medicare experience.

NPWT Device Market Poised for Growth

Global market for negative pressure wound therapy devices to reach $4.2 billion by 2019.

Editor's Note

Cautiously Optimistic

Product Solutions

Bariatrics

Bariatrics are a key patient segment for providers, because they represent a demographic that needs increasing help. Fortunately, there are many DME products to help them. We look at some of the latest bariatric offerings on the market.

New Product Award Winners

HME Business Award Winners

And the Winners Are...

HME Business decided to launch its first annual New Product Award competition this year to recognize new products and services that either make a difference in patients’ lives, or that help providers run more efficient, stable and profitable businesses. Here's a look at the winning entries for our brand new contest.

Provider Strategy

Knowledge is Power

Re-supply is a key way sleep therapy providers and other HME businesses can reinforce their revenues in the face of reimbursement cuts, but it requires investing in information technology to be a successful business strategy.

Respiratory Forecast

Business Solutions

Cloudy Forecast for Respiratory

Challenges continue to obscure the oxygen market outlook for 2015. With more than 1.5 million-plus patients using home oxygen, providers and industry experts sound off about the future of oxygen.

Oxlife Independence

Product Spotlight

Keeping Tabs

O2 Concepts' Oxlife Independence is a well-known POC offering that has served up a portable oxygen therapy package for more than two years, but a new upgrade aims to put a considerable amount of telemetry intelligence into providers’ hands.



Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.

Performance Health Buys Thera Pearl

Pain management company also announces merger with Cramer Products.

Emmett Joins Golden as VP of Ops

Operations management and engineering veteran working to improve, increase manufacturing.

Philips Launching COPD Survey

In a nod to World COPD Day, respiratory equipment maker begins international survey.

AIR Act Regains Momentum

Bill to reform CMS’s out-of-control audit program adds more congressional co-sponsors.

CMS Expands for PMD Prior Auth. Demo

Prior authorization project for scooters and most power wheelchairs expanded to a total of 19 states.

MED Group, OmniSYS Strike a Deal

OmniSYS will offer MED Group members revenue cycle management and compliance services.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

COPD Prevalence Has Increased in Past Decade

COPD frequency has increased from 6 to 7 percent of adults aged 40 years and older.

Pride Hires New Marketing VP

Jim Schreiber comes aboard as mobility maker gears up for various new releases.

AAHomecare Summarizes Midterms’ Impact

Association details how the fallout from the recent elections will affect the industry’s legislative efforts.

DeVilbiss Launches Online Ordering System

Web-based portal helps providers place new orders, request quotes, look up product pricing and availability.

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