HME 2014 Preview

2014 Preview

Big Ten

The seventh installment of our annual forecast of key trends, obstacles and opportunities facing the HME provider industry shows that the coming year is one fi lled with challenges, but also chances for providers to reinvigorate their revenues. We examine what’s in store for the next 12 months and how providers should prepare.

Editor's Note

Getting Creative with Retail Marketing

Providers should take every opportunity to develop and deploy retail sales and marketing campaigns. A good example would be Bath Safety Month coming up in January.

Pride Pumps up Retail Leadership

Mobility maker adds national sales manager, promotes two key, internal retail players.

Golden Adds Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Mike Scarsella will bring deep background in retail to HME manufacturer.

W.Va. Provider Heeds Call of Cash Sales

101 Mobility expands beyond VA contract into retail sales.

Medtrade Fixes Sights on Cash Sales Opportunities

October event will host a on-floor Retail Design Center and new retail product award program.


Software and Cash Sales:

Laying a Retail Foundation

Cash sales represents a key opportunity for providers to expand their revenues in order to survive deep funding cuts, but they need to move fast in order to create the sort of retail environment customers expect. How can they leverage technology to accomplish that?


The 2013 HME Handbook: Software

Laying a Retail Foundation

Cash Sales

The 2013 HME Handbook: Cash Sales

Making Retail Feel Real

Cash Sales

The 2013 HME Handbook: Cash Sales

Adding Value to Add Revenue

Product Spotlight

Partnering Makes Perfect

Pride Mobility joins up with well-known mattress maker Serta to offer the Perfect Lift, a lift chair with real retail appeal.

Editor's Note

The Cash Sales Hustle

HME’s retail rumba is revving up. Are you going to dance to a new tune or miss the cash conga line?

HME Retail

Business Solutions

Where the Retail Rubber Meets the Road

For many years, providers have been hearing the reasons why they need to expand into cash sales to drive new revenues, and have been learning ways they can accomplish that. But what about the real world lessons providers are learning about retail? We interview various providers with retail track records to get their insights into cash sales.

HME Big Ten

2013: The Year Ahead

Big Ten

It's that's time of the year again: The HMEB Big Ten. In the sixth annual edition of our list, we look at 10 key trends, challenges and opportunites that will define the next 12 months for HME providers.

Problem Solvers

Making Life Easier for Everyone

How HMEs can add ADLs to their offerings, and benefit not only patients, but their bottom line through cash sales.

Problem Solvers

Making Life Easier for Everyone

Using ADLs to Drive Retail Sales

Medtrade Features Sizable Home Access, Retail Exhibit

Show will devote 4,500 square feet to help providers explore new revenue options.

Cash Sales Merchandising

Showcasing Your Wares

How to effectively merchandize retail products.

Perfect Pairings

Various funded and retail products that blend well together from a marketing and merchandising standpoint.

Reassuring Retail HME Customers During Tough Times