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Survey: COVID-19 Hurt Care Access for COPD Patients

More than 70 percent of COPD patients have needed to seek emergency care during COVID-19 so far, but roughly one in four of those patients opted not to go.

Medtrade Welcomes New Show Director

York Schwab takes the reins of the annual HME industry conference and expo as it prepares for its 2021 events.

ALJ Appeals Backlog Continues Decline

OMHA reports to AAHomecare that within a year, the number of pending DMEPOS appeals fell by 51 percent.

Product Profile

SleepGlad Debuts AI-driven Remote Mask Fitting Tool

Starting with simple smartphone selfies from patients, the SleepGlad solution uses artificial intelligence on the back end to match them to masks from major manufacturers.

AAHomecare: DMEPOS Needs Priority Vaccine Distribution Status

Association urges various federal officials that Phase 1 Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine must include DMEPOS suppliers because of their close contact with patients.

Round 2021 Bidder Score Sheet Available in Connexion

Providers that submitted bids can now see their financial scores to see how they rated and to use the information for future rounds.

How to Educate Your Oxygen Patients on POC Usage

How do providers educate both patients that aren't using their POCs as much as they should be, as well as help 'super users' understand device limitations?

RRI Enlarges its Purify O3 CPAP Sanitizer Product

Responsive Respiratory introduces sanitizing and travel case for the Purify O3 CPAP Sanitizer that is more than 50 percent larger.

3B Medical Welcomes New of Sales and Marketing VP

Katherine Royster brings a background on both the manufacturing and the HME provider sides of sleep care.

Rehab Medical Supply Acquires Great Plains Medical

Buy will help national medical supplier expand its footprint and ensure Great Plains Medical’s clients continue having access to medical supplies.



ResMed Launches Sleep Education, Awareness Campaign

Aimed at the spreading a wider understanding of sleep disorders and treatment in Indian, the campaign combines education and a sleep coach assistance service.

HomesRenewed to Drive Aging-in-Place Legislation in 2021

Group, which includes VGM Live at Home, lines up a variety of priorities designed to help seniors continue living safely and healthily at home, during COVID-19 PHE and beyond.

Spiro Health Acquires Absolute Respiratory Care

The acquisition will help Spiro Health provide sleep and respiratory services across Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

AAHomecare Asks DOD for Support on TRICARE Claims

TRICARE West contractor HNFS is not reimbursing claims per the CARES Act rates. AAHomecare is urging providers to support a letter campaign.

CMS’s Round 2021 Announcement: It’s a Win

The decision to punt on 13 categories might leave some providers feeling a little in Limbo, but AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan stresses the industry should notch this as a ‘W.’ That said, some rough edges remain and there’s still work to do.

Numotion to Open Buffalo, N.Y. Location

The new branch in West Seneca would bring the national CRT provider’s locations in the Empire State to five.

DrySee Launches Waterproof Bandage with a Liquid Indicator

If water or other liquids penetrate the bandage’s outer seal or the wound seeps fluid, a gauze barrier changes color.

Invest in Your Team: Learning Management Systems and Employee Growth

There are several reasons why finding the right people, training them, and keeping them engaged is more imperative than ever for HME providers.

Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has altered the accreditation process so that site surveys are now virtual. There are a few things to keep in mind because of this.

Managing Your Employee’s Continuing Education

Continuing education and training opportunities helps DMEPOS providers demonstrate their commitment to clients, staff and governing organizations. What’s involved?

Day-to-Day Ethics: Little Things Make a Difference

What are the seemingly 'small' things that HME providers can address to ensure that they incorporate the four principles of ethics — and DMEPOS supplier standards — into their businesses?

Sunrise Medical Launches a Trio of Upgrades for its QUICKIE Portfolio

New functionality includes the ability to drive while elevated and light seating solution to give chairs substantial weight savings.

VGM to Host Round 2021 Webinar

Nov. 2 webinar will provide information on CMS's recent announcement regarding Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Pride Releases Go Chair MED Power Chair

Group 2 Portable keeps users active and outside the home while offering features that ensure it is coded for reimbursement.

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19 Means Accreditation Adjustments

The public health emergency’s direct impact on day-to-day HME operations includes accreditation. What do providers need to know?

HME Business Podcast