DME Pharmacy News


Custom Breast Prostheses Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Legislation re-introduced in the House and debuted in the Senate would require Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses, the only part of the body Medicare doesn’t cover. 

Third Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the recently launched industry news service meets with Brown & Fortunato's Jeffery Baird to examine managed care and Essentially Women's Nikki Jensen to discuss health opportunities.

First Episode of HMEB Podcast Now Available

Pilot episode marks first installment of HMEB’s new podcast service for the industry; features info on a reader survey and expert HME sales strategy insights.

VGM Rebrands, Expands Woundcare Division

Revised program offers resources and education to help HME providers diversify into wound care, expand existing wound care services.

Golden Reduces Lead Times on Lift Chairs

Manufacturer cuts lead times on builder or special order lift chairs by 15 days.

CMS Might Add Ventilators, Braces to Bidding

Agency is currently soliciting public comments on the expansion; MedPAC had earlier identified comparatively high reimbursement for ventilators under Medicare.

New E-Textile Radically Re-Approaches Compression

Shape-changing memory fibers will be integrated into thin garments that provide variable compression.

Innovative Products Recognized at Medtrade

Provider’s Choice and Innovative HME Retail awards recognize a variety of notable HME offerings.



Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.

New Edition of HME Sales Book Offers New Insights

‘25 Sales Tips You Can Learn From Your Mother’ now includes new lessons and features from sales coach Ty Bello.

Essentially Women Launches Make Me Whole Again Campaign

The public awareness campaign pushes Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses as Essentially Women and VGM Government Relations work to develop legislation requiring Medicare to do so.

Essentially Women Unveils Conference Lineup for Focus

The conference will feature nearly 20 education sessions and an exhibit hall.

Supreme Medical Partners up with Green Roads

HME distributor will now sell CDB products, which company says could help providers drive additional cash revenue.

Medtrade Serves up Several Retail Education

From special events to conference sessions, the event includes various opportunities to learn more about cash sales effectiveness.

PlayMaker Health Makes Strategic Post-Acute Acquisition

Buy of market intelligence company viaDirect should help PlayMaker refine its CRM and sales management solutions.

VGM Unveils HME Woman of Year Committee

Five industry representatives will sit on the committee for award; nominations accepted through August 13.

Cure Medical Releases Pocket-Sized Catheter Kit

New catheter kit for men allows for easy and discreet transport for single-use device.

FOCUS Conference Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s health conference, FOCUS, is seeking presentation submissions from industry experts

Rely Medical Supply Rolls out ‘Rely Rewards’

Incontinence provider’s loyalty program lets customers accrue points they can apply to future purchases.

ActivStyle Launches Catheter Express

New brand from longtime home-delivery provider focuses specifically on catheters and urology supplies.