Beds & Support Surfaces


Emmett Joins Golden as VP of Ops

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

Invacare Announces Restructuring Plan

DME maker saves move to drive cash flow should save $14M-$15M.

Providing Support Surfaces

The 2014 HME Handbook: Support Surfaces

How to Re-approach the Business of Providing Support Surfaces

Thanks to competitive bidding Round Two, many providers of support surfaces have to re-approach how they do business. How can they reshape their support surface strategies and drive new revenue?

Providing Support Surfaces

The 2014 HME Handbook: Support Surfaces

How to Help Achieve Optimal Outcomes for Support Surface Patients

Problem Solvers

Keeping Things Clean

Ensuring a support surface stays clean could go deeper than providers might initially think. Ensuring a support surface stays clean could go deeper than providers might initially think.

Wound Care: Patching up Lost Revenue

Business Solutions

Wound Care: Patching up Lost Revenue

Various providers are trying to fi nd ways to expand their offerings in order to compensate for revenues cut short by Round Two of competitive bidding. Wound care is coming to the surface as a key way to accomplish that; it reaches patient groups and referral partners providers already serve, and complements many of their existing offerings. What's needed to branch out into this market?

Provider Strategy

Broadening Your Product Range

With audits and decreasing reimbursement levels diverting your attention, it can seem more and more difficult to keep the focus on providing the best in patient care, but there are things you can do and products you can add to your “fleet” that will improve your business while enhancing patient care.

Invacare Passes Second FDA Audit

DME manufacturer begins work on most comprehensive of series of three third-party audits.



Invacare Wins Customer Service Award

Publication Smart Business recognizes DME manufacturer for fifth year in a row

Tradewind 3000

Product Premiere

Striking a Balance

The demand for providers to source lower-cost support surfaces has been tough to ignore. HMEs facing increasing cuts to their funding are on a quest for mattresses that bridge the ever-widening gap between care and commerce, and the solutions aren’t always easy to find. Enter: Blue Chip's new Tradewind series of Group 2 support surfaces and pumps.

Rethinking Support Surfaces

Business Solutions

Rethinking Support Surfaces

Increasingly, providers of support surfaces need to look at how they provision services both from a therapeutic perspective and a business standpoint. This is even more true now that Group 2 support surfaces are part of Round Two of competitive bidding. How can support surface provides make a difference in not only their patients' lives, but also the bottom line?

Support Surface

Keeping Careful Watch

How to monitor wound care patients’ response to their support surface.

Bed Safety

Ensuring a Sound, Safe Sleep

How to implement a plan to maintain bed safety for bariatric patients.

Problem Solvers

Staying Safe While Sleeping

For the disabled or elderly, a bed can pose a number of safety risks. The overriding question becomes how can providers help ensure patients stay safe in their beds? It starts with leadership?

GF Health Products To Acquire Pressure Management Group

Acquisition expands 'Made in USA' Strategic Initiative.

VIDEO – Blue Chip Showcases Airus

Blue Chip gives HMEB a walkthrough of its air-fluidized therapy system at Medtrade.

Problem Solvers

Sleeping Safe and Sound

Why providers need to emphasize bed safety, and how they can do it.

Griffin Home Health Care Lends a Hand

HME providers donates 20 hospital beds to Charlotte Rescue Mission.  

How to Determine Mobility Patients’ Cushion Needs

For patients that spend their days in mobility devices, they must have the right cushion.

How to Match Mattress Types to Patient Wound Care Needs

The population of bariatric patients is increasing, and so to is the need for providers to sell mattresses that prevent and help treat wounds for patients that spend a good deal of time in bed.

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