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Observation Deck

An E-Prescribing Solution Comes to the DME Industry

Several factors have slowed DME’s adoption of e-prescription, but a new coalition has kicked things into high gear.

Podcast

Equipment Management: Getting Back to Basics

Covid-19 and the increased emphasis on infection control have made this fundamental business process all the more critical. What goes into effective, optimized equipment management?

Product Spotlight

Protekt Pilot: Keeping More Users Upright and Moving

Proactive designed its upright walker to be an affordable alternative to standard walkers for seniors who want to stay upright and comfortable while walking.

Podcast

Finding Your Best Employees

You’ve heard of outsourcing, but have you heard of insourcing? Todd Usher of Tactical Back Office explains his company’s unique solution for solving providers’ HR woes.

Podcast

Outlining DME Policies & Procedures for Now — and the Future

As providers work to remain competitive and successful in a constantly changing post-acute environment, they must still maintain accreditation. How can they bridge both worlds? One accrediting organization has developed a solution.

Product Spotlight Video

BiliTouch Prioritizes Affordability and Portability

Motif Medical’s recently debuted phototherapy blanket comes in at a low price point while aiming to improve therapy and ease of use.

Podcast

Sleep Therapy: No-Touch Resupply

Resupply sits at the center of sleep therapy providers’ ongoing quest to improve patient outcomes and business efficiencies. Now a new technological approach seeks to take that to the next level. What is it, what’s involved, and what other HME categories could use it?

Q&A

AAHomecare: Dealing with Delta

AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan about how the industry association is approaching the Delta variant and its impact on HME providers from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint

Podcast

The Delta Variant and HME’s Supply Side

Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman explains how, just as the Delta variant is starting to impact post-acute care, HME providers’ costs have really started ramping up. What can be done?

Q&A

Asking COVID Questions

As the Delta variant heats up, providers are wondering what they can and can’t ask employees and patients about their vaccination status and similar topics. Accrediting expert Sandra Canally, RN and legal expert Brittany Hinton provide some answers.



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Securing Remote HME Patients & Workers

As telehealth and remote connectivity become more prevalent in HME, providers must ensure they’ve locked up their data nice and tight. What are today’s security risks and how do providers counter them?

Podcast

Securing Remote HME Patients & Workers

As telehealth and remote connectivity become more prevalent in HME, providers need ensure they’ve locked up their data nice and tight. What are today's security risks and how do providers counter them?

Podcast

Avoiding Common Site Survey Pitfalls

Accreditation expert Matt Gruskin identifies some common accreditation site survey issues and explains corrective action plans and how to address them.

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Editor's Note

A Long-Awaited Reunion

After 15 long months of not seeing anyone in the industry in person, it was great to finally get back to Medtrade West, catch up with old friends, and make some new and interesting contacts, as well.

Podcast

HME's Legislative, Regulatory and Payer Relations Priorities

The AAHomecare Update at this week's Medtrade Spring offered a winder range of updates. Staff share their top-line priorities from that update, such as increasing SPA rates, extending relief, CMS's proposed O2 NCD and the American Rescue Plan.

Observation Deck

Made for the Challenge

The supply chain issues exposed by the Philips recall underscore the need for policies that fully recognize the importance of maintaining access to respiratory products.

Strategy

2021 HME Business Handbook: Strategy

To Chase or Not To Chase: The 'Shiny Object Conundrum'

New opportunities can be exciting and seem almost irresistible. How does a savvy HME owner and operator distinguish between the 'latest thing' and a legitimate chance to increase revenue?

Product Solutions

Bath Safety

There is plenty of opportunity for an HME provider to grow its business by stocking bathroom safety products. Here's a look at some new offerings.

Podcast

Five Referral Sales Challenges Facing HMEs Right Now

HME sales expert Ty Bello joins the HMEB podcast to discuss how providers can overcome the five toughest sales challenges in the post-COVID healthcare environment.

Pain Management

2021 HME Business Handbook: Pain Management

Developing a Better Understanding of Cannabinoids

CBD has become a blanket descriptor for a range of chemical compounds that HME providers and DME pharmacies should more closely comprehend in order to help their clients.

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Podcast: Insourcing Your Best Employees