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CMS Requests Comments from Public for Bidding Survey

The agency is requesting comments on how it should conduct a survey of DMEPOS stakeholders about its competitive bidding program. Deadline is Dec. 20, but AAHomecare has offered resources to help stakeholders act fast.

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Glooko Receives 13485:2016 Certification For California and Sweden Sites

The remote monitoring platform for diabetes patients passed audits of its corporate quality management system this year.

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Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?

How to Target Key Home Access Needs for Seniors

Falls pose a significant risk to seniors trying to continue living independently in their homes; how can providers help eliminate the risk of them?

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Reapproaching Bath Safety Services

Meet the new face of bath safety. It's focused on fashion and retail appeal — and nowhere near the 'bent metal' days of yesterday. Best of all, with the right marketing and merchandising, it can put a shine on your bottom line.

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Rethinking Aging in Place

Aging in place isn’t just home access. It represents a broad array of new service opportunities for the senior market. What are some top product categories that providers can use to jump in?

Celebrate the Temporary

Suction bath aids are showing up in some unexpected places.

How To Identify And Work With Home Access Partners

Home access can help providers tap into a vast retail market, but as the complexity goes up, a partnership might make sense. How should you approach?

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HME Retail Pro-Tips — from a Retail Pro

In the latest HME Business Podcast episode, Retail-only mobility and HME provider Wayne Slavitt of Mobül: The Mobility Store shares some strategic insights into how providers can become cash sales success stories.

CBIC Releases Round 2021 Preliminary Bid Evaluations

If a provider receives a PBE letter that identifies any deficiencies, it must respond to the PBE in Connexion by Dec. 17.



Early Rates for Medtrade Spring Expire Dec. 7

Providers urged to take advantage of deals on attending the March 3-5 conference and exposition at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Providers Urged to Advocate for HME Bills

A pending government funding bill offers opportunity to include language from four pieces of industry legislation. AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan says a provider push for co-sponsors before Dec. 20 is “critical.”

ACHC To Offer Mail Order Pharmacy Accreditation

As part of commission’s continued roll-out of new services, new program addresses demand for mail order pharmacies.

Sunrise Medical Launches Tilt and Recline Seating System

The JAY Syncra system includes specially engineered cushions and back shells for patients to minimize movement while reclining.

The Personal Touch

New technology can bring you closer to your patients and reduce staff labor and error rates at the same time

Editor's Note

Truly Misguided Decision-Making

CMS is doubling down on including non-invasive vents in Round 2021. How is the HME industry responding? How can you help?

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Tapping Into the Market for Compression Products

The market for compression products includes a variety of patient and consumer populations that DME pharmacies can reach to drive more retail revenue.

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Orthopedic Products: At Your Service

There are a wide variety of customers that need orthopedic products. How can smart DME pharmacies serve that need?

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Products & Technology

Enhancing Efficiency

Software companies are increasingly focused on tools to integrate with other services to create a seamless experience for HME providers, their referral partners and their patients.

HMEB New Product Award 2019

Products & Technology

The Best of the Best

Now in the sixth year of hosting the annual HMEB New Products Award competition, our panel of provider judges has landed on some HME products and services that truly deserve some time in the spotlight.

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Product Spotlight

The F&P Vitera: Rolling With the Changes

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's new full-face offering focuses on ensuring optimal fit regardless of how patients change their sleeping position during the night.

What's for Lunch?

Part of helping diabetes patients manage their condition involves helping them to eat better. What if patients are living in a 'food desert?'

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Weighing the IT Options

As a pharmacy continues to offer DME, it will eventually need to start billing Medicare. At that point, it will likely require additional software to handle those claims. How should a pharmacy proceed?

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Pushing Diabetes Profitability

Test strips and meters bring diabetes patients in the door. To drive profitability, you need to give patients more help once they're inside.

Portable Oxygen Product Solutions

The demand is high for machines that can provide the right mix of portability, battery life and tank capacity to fit patient lifestyles.

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