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CMS Also Eases DME Rules for Beneficiaries in Georgia

CMS says it will relax requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to Hurricane Michael.

The Compliance Team Names First Recipient of New Accreditation

Breath of Life earns the distinction of being the first recipient of TCT’s new respiratory-specific accreditation designation.

Congressional Sign-on Letters Attract Solid Support

The tally of lawmakers calling for broader bid reforms includes 138 Representatives and 32 Senators.

Industry Prepares for Medtrade

Just around the corner, the annual Oct. 15-17 conference and expo will offer an events and conference sessions aiming to help providers grow.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit By Hurricane Michael

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

HMEB's 'Live From Medtrade' Now Online

The special web page provides a single stop for all Medtrade 2018 social media traffic to inform attendees and providers who can't make the show.

Sleep Providers Told to Hunt Down, Refund Overpayments

June's HHS OIG report on PAP resupply overpayments has resulted in Medicare contractors asking some sleep providers to review claims going back over six years.

Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.



HME Business Unveils 2018 New Product Award Winners

Twelve products recognized across categories ranging from business services to DME products in the fifth year of the provider-judged competition.

Editor's Note

Say 'Hello' to Your Future

How in touch are you with the future of your business? If you say 'not very,' you're not alone. However, a change in perspective could help your HME business realize more of its strategic goals.

Observation Deck

Your Strategic Sales Growth Plan

Most sales growth plans fail. Here are three steps any provider can take to implement a winning sales strategy.

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Business Solutions

A Look Ahead For HME

Each October we ask the members of HMEB’s editorial advisory board to share their insights into the trends, obstacles, challenges and opportunities that providers will likely encounter over the next several months. This year, the board members are pointing to several developments that providers might not have on their radars.

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Product Profile

Filling a Unique Mobility Niche

Shoprider's XLR14 Group 2 complex rehab chairs aren't full-blown CRT, but they help patients with needs that go beyond a basic, Group 1 device.

Product Solutions

Incontinence and Urological Supplies

Providing incontinence and urological supplies with compassion, discretion and product knowledge fills a critical need in many patients' lives. What are some of the latest offerings?

Problem Solvers

Giving Mastectomy Patients Choices

Despite the large population of mastectomy patients, Medicare does not fund custom breast prostheses. A new campaign and bill aims to change that.

Senate Sign-on Letter Launched; House Letter Deadline Extended

House letter up to more than 75 signers, with the deadline extended to Oct. 5; Senate letter calls for more relief for rural and non-bid providers.

VGM Announces Finalists for the 2018 Woman of the Year

Four women named as key eaders in the HME community; the winner will be announced at Medtrade in Atlanta.

Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Back Congressional Letter

Providers have until end of day Friday to get members of the House to sign letter calling for CMS to add more reforms to its proposed rule.

New Edition of HME Sales Book Offers New Insights

‘25 Sales Tips You Can Learn From Your Mother’ now includes new lessons and features from sales coach Ty Bello.

Download: Whitepaper Examines Sole Source Contracts

AAHomecare whitepaper assesses the impact of Medicaid MCO plans and other payers’ use of sole source contracts.

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