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Product Protection Plans for Retail HME

Offering protection plans for retail HME items can benefit both patients and providers in many ways, and it turns out implementing them doesn’t require much.

Podcast

The Key to Patient Engagement

How can providers most effectively automate and increase their patient engagement to improve care, strengthen patient relationships, and drive increased referrals?

Podcast

The Return of VGM Heartland

The annual conference and expo returns to a fully in-person format June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. Conference Chair Jill Blaser highlights some new features and familiar favorites at this year’s event.

Observation Deck

Dealing with the CPAP and Chip Shortage

HME providers and their patients continue to face a shortage of sleep therapy devices. What can and should be done to address the situation?

Podcast

Healthcare Vertical Integration and HME

What is vertical integration and how could it impact HME providers? Payer relations expert Laura Williard discusses the trend and the strategies being developed for dealing with it.

Observation Deck

H.R. 6641’s Reimbursement Ripple Effect

Success on H.R. 6641 could have wide-ranging impacts on DME reimbursement across a spectrum of payers far beyond Medicare. It’s essential that providers help raise the visibility of the bill.

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Provider Strategy

DME Compliance Guide in a Nutshell

Here's a rundown of the compliance requirements providers must remember to keep at the top of their minds.

Podcast

Whither Competitive Bidding Round 2024?

Kim Brummett of AAHomecare breaks down how the next round of competitive bidding might play out, what CMS might do, and where the program might be headed in the future.

Video Interview

Implementing Product Protection Plans in HME

The idea of offering product protection plans to HME patients might seem like new ground, but there are multiple reasons why they should consider them. Expert Sean Stapleton takes a deep dive.

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Products & Technology

Eprescription for HME

Other healthcare industries have made incredible efficiency gains thanks to eprescription. Now this game-changing technology is making strides in postacute care, and that includes HME. How do providers leverage its benefits?



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Products & Technology

Back in the Swing of Things

Medtrade West returns to Phoenix, Ariz. from April 4-6. HMEB rounds up some key products and services that will be on display at the show.

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Providing Incontinence Service that Prioritizes Patient Dignity

Properly serving incontinence clients requires professionalism, care, discretion and understanding.

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Sleep Resupply: Helping Patients Rest Easy

Consistent patient communication is a key element of any successful sleep therapy resupply strategy. How can DME pharmacies be ‘great communicators?’

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Products & Technology

Back in the Swing of Things

Medtrade West returns to Phoenix, Ariz. from April 4-6. HMEB rounds up some key products and services that will be on display at the show.

Podcast

The Industry’s Fight to Fix Reimbursement

AAHomecare’s Jay Witter details the legislative efforts to secure 90/10 reimbursement for Round 2021’s 13 uncontracted categories and extend the 75/25 blended rate for non-rural, non-CBA suppliers.

Getting Pumped for Medtrade West

Show Director York Schwab offers a sneak peek at some of the new and favorite features that will be at the April 4-6 event in Phoenix.

Podcast

CMS’s Vaccine Mandate: More than Meets the Eye

How well do you understand CMS’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate when it comes to DME suppliers and DME pharmacies? Are you sure?

Podcast

Respiratory Care’s Evolving Challenges During Covid

The Clinical Care Team serving respiratory patients has faced a roller coaster of changes during Covid-19. What’s the latest, and where is care headed?

Provider Strategy

Personalizing the Patient Experience

To maximize revenue, HME providers must create consumer-like patient care while boosting efficiencies with integrated resupply.

News Feature

Playing the Waiting Game

The HME industry waited a long time for CMS to unveil its final payment rule for DMEPOS suppliers. Now that CMS has released the rule, where does the industry stand, and how does it move forward to secure better reimbursement?

The Key to Patient Engagement