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Video Interview

New Immunization and Testing Certifications

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team discusses two new services available from her company that can help HME suppliers and DME pharmacies expand the services they provide — and their revenues.

AAHomecare Honors Ackerman

Photos video of association’s Tom Ryan recognizing Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Standup for Homecare.

Video Interview

A New Infusion Benefit and New Opportunities

Sandy Canally of The Compliance Team tells us about how CMS has deemed a new infusion benefit and explains how this can be an opportunity for HME providers and DME pharmacies.

Video Interview

Medtrade East from a Newcomer’s Perspective

Caitlin Warner of The Compliance Team has been in the industry for a long time, but hasn't had a chance to get to Medtrade East until this year. She shares her perspective on the show.

Medtrade East Wraps Its Return to an In-Person Event

This week marks the return to an in-person format for the annual industry expo and conference and attendees and exhibitors react. Plus: Video interview with Associate Show Director York Schwab.

Video Interview

Moving HME to its Connected Care Future

Brightree Chief Product Officer Nupura Kolwalkar-Rana explains the roadmap and building blocks that will get HME providers to implement transparent, orchestrated, effective connected care.

Video Interview

HME and Connected Care

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses the market and healthcare factors driving the need for providers to offer seamless, transparent connected care, and his company's strategy for helping them achieve it.

DME Rule Sent to OMB for Final Review

After a Congressional sign-on letter urged CMS and HHS leadership to release the pending DME rule, the agencies have moved the rule to the last stage of regulatory review.

AAHomecare to Honor Ackerman During Medtrade

The association will recognize Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award for his HME advocacy work.

95 Lawmakers Sign DME Rule Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter calls for CMS and HHS leadership to finally release the pending DME rule, which broadly impacts reimbursement.



Industry Preps for Medtrade East

After missing out on an in-person event in 2020, next week’s event returns to Atlanta with some new features as well as familiar favorites.

Associations to Showcase ‘State Straight Talk’

AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.

VGM Wound Care Releases Diabetic Program Guide

The latest guide from VGM division offers direction on starting a diabetes care program and how providers can develop their program.

Nominations Open HME Woman of the Year

The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.

Tom Ryan

Observation Deck

An E-Prescribing Solution Comes to the DME Industry

Several factors have slowed DME’s adoption of e-prescription, but a new coalition has kicked things into high gear.

Congressional CRT Letter Notches 77 Lawmakers’ Signatures

House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.

Etac Acquires of Ki Mobility

Ki Mobility co-founder Doug Munsey will head the seating and mobility sales team for North America. Statement from both companies says ‘it is business as usual’ for customers.

Sunrise Opens New Tennessee Production Facility

The Nashville-based facility will manufacture Magic Mobility wheelchairs, as well as distribute its Leckey and QUICKIE wheelchairs throughout North America.

VGM Releases Sales and Marketing Playbook

The fourth quarterly edition of VGM’s playbook series for 2021 gives members of the HME organization a collection of best practices, guidance and insights into sales and marketing.

Podcast

Equipment Management: Getting Back to Basics

Covid-19 and the increased emphasis on infection control have made this fundamental business process all the more critical. What goes into effective, optimized equipment management?

3B Medical Appoints Pontzius as President

Experienced healthcare manufacturing and distribution executive Tom Pontzius will help lead the maker of sleep, oxygen and disinfection products.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

BOC Promotes Gruskin to Chief Operating Officer

Gruskin’s duties expanded to include oversight of BOC’s internal systems and external vendor relationships, as well as management of the accrediting organization’s operations staff.

HHS Taking Applications for Phase 4 of PRF

Providers can apply for Phase 4 General Distribution and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments. HRSA has provided various resources and is hosting technical assistance webinars.

Product Spotlight

Protekt Pilot: Keeping More Users Upright and Moving

Proactive designed its upright walker to be an affordable alternative to standard walkers for seniors who want to stay upright and comfortable while walking.

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