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Renewing Accreditation in 2021

This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around?

Handling Regulatory and Process Changes During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a variety of regulatory changes from CMS. How do HME providers manage all of them?

Virtual Surveys Help Keep DMEPOS Providers Current

Now that social distancing has become an everyday routine, a virtual site survey for accreditation can be conducted in a safe, convenient, and effective manner. How does it work and what do you need to know?

Cleaning and Disinfection for DME

Providers know that they must enforce more stringent infection control, but what methods and approaches make sense for DME? The answers aren't always obvious.

A Case for Using a Learning Management System

Continuing education is an ongoing process for various disciplines within the HME industry. That said changes in specific requirements, as well as changes made due to the pandemic make managing ongoing education and employees' progress in that regard a sizable task.

David Kopf

2020: A Year to Remember?

Or maybe forget. To be sure, the year everybody loves to hate has made some lasting impacts on the HME industry.

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Reassessing Your Accreditation in 2021

The New Year brings an accreditation renewal cycle and some providers might be considering a switch. What do they need to be thinking about, what does the process look like, and does COVID-19 impact their decision-making?

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Assembling The Right Pain Management Lineup

What options should a DME pharmacy make available to customers who are looking for non-prescription and non-drug options for relieving their pain?

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Achieving Trust Through Accreditation

Why Medicare accreditation plays an essential role in providing DME, how to get accredited, and how COVID-19 has impacted the process.

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Products & Technology

Winning Solutions

This year’s winners of our New Product Award offer up solutions that are the perfect fit for today’s HME business environment. Now in its seventh year, our provider-judged competition had 22 winners that are worth checking out.



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Business Solutions

Sleep Therapy's Coronavirus Academy

Sleep providers had to tackle a tough learning curve during the early days of the COVID-19 public health emergency. What are the lessons they learned, the insights they gained, and how do they apply to the rest of the industry and possible future outbreaks?

David Kopf

Editor's Note

CMS's Round 2021 Surprise

If CMS's decision to punt on 13 categories left you feeling left out in Limbo, it's good news. Sort of.

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Products & Technology

The Strongest Link

We round up the latest HME software offerings to help ensure your business can adapt to whatever the market can throw at it — whether that’s reimbursement changes or a full-blown pandemic.

Product Profile

SleepGlad Debuts AI-driven Remote Mask Fitting Tool

Starting with simple smartphone selfies from patients, the SleepGlad solution uses artificial intelligence on the back end to match them to masks from major manufacturers.

CMS’s Round 2021 Announcement: It’s a Win

The decision to punt on 13 categories might leave some providers feeling a little in Limbo, but AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan stresses the industry should notch this as a ‘W.’ That said, some rough edges remain and there’s still work to do.

Invest in Your Team: Learning Management Systems and Employee Growth

There are several reasons why finding the right people, training them, and keeping them engaged is more imperative than ever for HME providers.

Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has altered the accreditation process so that site surveys are now virtual. There are a few things to keep in mind because of this.

Managing Your Employee’s Continuing Education

Continuing education and training opportunities helps DMEPOS providers demonstrate their commitment to clients, staff and governing organizations. What’s involved?

Day-to-Day Ethics: Little Things Make a Difference

What are the seemingly 'small' things that HME providers can address to ensure that they incorporate the four principles of ethics — and DMEPOS supplier standards — into their businesses?

Annual Advisory Board Roundtable

COVID-19 Means Accreditation Adjustments

The public health emergency’s direct impact on day-to-day HME operations includes accreditation. What do providers need to know?

HMEB Podcast: The New Normal for HME Sales