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AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Providers Urged to Give August Lobbying Push a Boost

With potential legislation possibly on the horizon, HME advocates hope to set the stage with some concentrated lobbying during congressional recess.

Miller to head up Mediware as New CEO

Healthcare and technology veteran will work to continue Mediware's strategy to expand its technology footprint into other related sectors.

Philips Cuts Ribbon on Pittsburgh ‘Innovation Center’

New office location expands company’s dual commitment to Western Pennsylvania and collaborating with universities and other healthcare innovators.

Celebrate the Temporary

Suction bath aids are showing up in some unexpected places.

Interoperability -- One on one with Chris Kinard

IT systems are getting connected across healthcare. LifeH2H's Kinard gives an provider's-eye view on how it will impact and benefit HME businesses.

William Repicci

Questions about Lymphedema?

As president and CEO of the Lymphatic Education and Research Network William Repicci wants to ensure patients and providers have all information on lymphedema, lipedema and lymphatic or venous disease that they need.

Product Solutions

Portable Oxygen

Portable oxygen systems have revolutionized long-term oxygen therapy both for patients and providers. We look at some of the latest systems on the market.



Observation Deck

Counting the Troubling Numbers

Declining provider numbers pose a threat to patients, caregivers & clinicians. What's the right strategy for the industry to combat this?

Software Interoperability

Products & Technology

Software Interoperability's Inroads in HME

HME software companies are helping providers to increasingly enjoy the benefits of healthcare interoperability.

Making a Splash with Bath Aids

The marketing and merchandising of bath safety is critical to success.

Compression

Business Solutions

Compression – Thinking Outside Socks

Success as an HME compression provider takes commitment, education and an understanding that there is more to compression beyond the feet.

Bath Safety

Products & Technology

The Bath Safety Rethink

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.

Provider Strategy

Approving PASH

Power adjustable seat height for mobility users is not only 'medical,' but it is also predominantly 'funded.'

Marketing Orthopedics

Business Solutions

The Art of Marketing Orthopedics

The number of ailments and susceptible population segments aided by orthopedic soft goods has created ample marketing opportunities for HME providers.

Editor's Note

Caring for Caregivers

Hawaii is taking a unique approach to helping caregivers help HME patients — and it just might wind up benefitting providers.

Drum Line Heralds New Day for Invacare

DME manufacturer enters August no longer under the injunction of its FDA consent decree, ending nearly five years of heavily restricted production and sales.

New Site Aims to Connect Clients with HME Providers

Homebecause.com lets providers list their businesses to help consumers and caregivers in their area find them.

Study Will Assess Patients’ HME Access

AAHomecare-commissioned effort will examine how bidding has impacted medical equipment access in bid and non-bid areas.

Stratice-athenahealth Partnership Links Referrals with Post-Acute Suppliers

Agreement part of a larger effort to redefine how prescribers of DME and the providers of DME connect.

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