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Product Protection Plans for Retail HME

Offering protection plans for retail HME items can benefit both patients and providers in many ways, and it turns out implementing them doesn’t require much.

Mobility Management Accepting Product Award Entries

Vendors of complex rehab and accessibility solutions can take advantage of early-bird entry rates until May 27 for the clincian- and supplier-judged product award contest.

Drive DeVilbiss Exec Helps Non-Profit Theater Benefitting Kids

Nicolson will bring her business leadership and expertise in the arts to help a group that provides theater curriculum and mentorship to incarcerated and court-involved youth in New York.

VGM & Associates Seeks New President

The member service organization has begun a nationwide candidate search to replace Clint Geffert, who is resigning after being with VGM & Associates since 2012.

ACMESA Slates Summer Meeting & Exhibit Show

The annual event is open to members and non-members and runs Aug. 17-18 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

ATLAS Unveils New e-Script Portal

The addition of e-Scripts into ATLAS Enterprise Software facilitates seamless, efficient, end-to-end order processing management for HME and CRT providers.

Study: PAP Benefits Start at 2 Hours

ResMed-led study analysis that the threshold for PAP therapy’s benefit ranges between 2 and 3 hours a night and helps the more it longer used.

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The Key to Patient Engagement

How can providers most effectively automate and increase their patient engagement to improve care, strengthen patient relationships, and drive increased referrals?

Multiple Cost Impacts Hitting HME Providers

The 2022 edition of VGM’s HME Delivery Cost survey shows a variety of pressures impacting the operations of HME businesses.

 MAMES Celebrates 40th ‘Birthday Bash’

More than 230 MAMES members showed up for the in-person event, which featured networking, education, vendor interaction and entertainment.



Encore Healthcare Adds VP of Sales and Business Development

Encore Healthcare adds Ray Gregg, BS, CRT, RPSGT, who will lead the Encore team’s growth with HME providers and payers.

Reps. Crist and Suozzi Intro Home Modification Bill

The legislation provides tax incentives for home modifications to help seniors and others safely continue living in their homes.

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The Return of VGM Heartland

The annual conference and expo returns to a fully in-person format June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. Conference Chair Jill Blaser highlights some new features and familiar favorites at this year’s event.

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Dealing with the CPAP and Chip Shortage

HME providers and their patients continue to face a shortage of sleep therapy devices. What can and should be done to address the situation?

AAHomecare Hits Capitol Hill for H.R. 6641

AAHomecare leadership met with various lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would adjust reimbursements in former CBAs via a 90/10 blended rate.

Sunrise Unveils ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini and QUICKIE Q200 R

The ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini aims to help young patients explore their world, while the QUICKIE Q200 R gives users an easily transportable rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

Essentially Women Hosts the 2022 Edition of its Focus Event

For the first time in two years, members of the women’s health-oriented conference were able to meet in person for educational sessions and dedicated time with vendors.

CMS Removing CMN, DIF Requirements

CMS will discontinue the need for certificates of medical necessity and DME information forms, starting with claims with a date of service on or after Jan. 1, 2023. 

Computers Unlimited Releases TIMS Patient Subscriptions

The offering is designed to help providers enroll patients in a resupply subscription at intake.

Past HME Provider Pens Business Book

Retail HME trailblazer Wayne Slavitt had released a book written to help business owners sell their companies.

Medtrade East Highlights Two Social Events

The October 24-26 event will feature a Welcome to Atlanta reception and will see the return of the Ask The Experts event, which will be free to all conference pass holders.

CAIRE Expands Oxygen Portfolio in Brazil

The oxygen device maker’s Companion 5 and NewLife Intensity 10 stationary concentrators will become Available in the South American country in July.

ResMed Sees Sleep and Respiratory Leadership Change

Sleep and Respiratory Care President Jim Hollingshead steps down to leave the company, with President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Douglas filling the slot on an interim basis.

Former Apria Exec Joins Quality Biomedical Advisory Board

Jack Baikie will bring his lengthy background in managing healthcare supply chains and provider resources to the equipment management company.

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Healthcare Vertical Integration and HME

What is vertical integration and how could it impact HME providers? Payer relations expert Laura Williard discusses the trend and the strategies being developed for dealing with it.

The Key to Patient Engagement