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Health Spending to Grow 5.6% Over 2016-2025

Health expenditures will grow faster than GDP and represent an increasingly larger share of GDP.

CAIRE Opens New Service Center

North Florida facility will provide authorized repairs to respiratory equipment.

Quantum Rehab to Showcase Q6 Edge 2.0 Power Base at ISS

Company focuses on "consumer-inspired, independence-based" complex rehab technologies for 2017 International Seating Symposium.

VGM Group Adds CLO, Shuffles OPGA Leadership

VGM promotes Dennis Clark to serve as chief leadership officer, and Todd Eagen takes over as president of OPGA.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on CURES Reimbursement

CMS outlines how DME MAC contractors are to begin implementing retroactive reimbursement per the law; process should begin in May.

CMS Delays Competitive Bidding Round 2019

A week after announcing major bid program overhaul that would have merged all rounds, including the mail-order competition, into a single round, CMS puts the plan back under wraps.

Cryogenic Solutions and Inventory Solutions Merge as CIS

Two companies will continue to specialize in refurbished oxygen equipment, but now under one new company name and logo.

Data Security

Products & Technology

Hacked: Data Security for HME Providers

The world of healthcare is becoming increasingly concerned with data security -- and with good reason. A casual glance at the headlines will show that hospitals and care networks are falling victim to attacks. Never before has patient and healthcare data been more in need of protection, and that includes HME businesses. What must providers do to protect their information and patients?



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Product Solutions: Scooters

Retail mobility offers a world of revenue possibilities and scooters are a cornerstone offering in that regard. What are some of the latest offerings?

Medtrade Spring

Medtrade Spring Preview

Focusing on New Ideas

This year's installment of Medtrade Spring offers a retooled conference program and workshops to help providers re-energize their business.

Problem Solvers

The Best Approach to Retail HME?

An incremental sales strategy gives providers that are new to retail the perfect platform on which to found their cash sales businesses.

Sleep Network Expansion

Business Solutions

Expanding Your Sleep Network

Sleep therapy remains an important and growing care sector for many providers. We explore the concrete ways in which sleep therapy equipment providers can increase their referral sales and drive more business.

AAHomecare: TRICARE Must Fall in Line with CURES Act

Association calls on military insurance program to reprocess 2H 2016 HME claims per CURES-mandated reimbursement adjustments.

Observation Deck

An HME Client Journey

A family emergency demonstrates how HME provider businesses can play a vital and ongoing role in patients' lives, if they treat the relationship right.

How Big of a Problem Is Ransomware?

Software that holds patient data hostage in exchange for ransom is a threat providers must monitor.

InHome Medical Solutions Names New Senior VP

Craig Long comes to distribution company with more than 20 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry.

CMS Consolidates All Bid Areas Into Single Round

Agency moves to merge Rounds One and Two, as well the mail order competition, into a single competitive bid it calls Round 2019.

Wish of a Lifetime Fulfills 87-Year-Old's Dream of Hang Gliding

Partnership with SCA and Brookdale Senior Living aims to reduce stigmas on aging.

ResMed and 3B/BMC Settle All Pending Litigation

Companies have called a truce following years of legal battles over sleep equipment patents.

Understanding the 3 Online Models of HME Digital Business

Find out where you stand and how to expand your online presence.

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