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HMEB Podcast

Diving Into COVID-19 Regulatory Changes

In addition to the $30 billion COVID-19 relief fund, HME providers have seen a cascade of Federal and state regulatory changes, as well as new private payer funding guidelines. AAHomecare regulatory and payer relations experts Kim Brummett and Laura Williard take a deep dive into all of them.

Accessing the CARES Act Relief Fund

There are several items providers must understand when seeking help from the $30 billion relief fund serving providers during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Genetic Testing and Kickbacks: Lessons for DME Suppliers

A shift in scams run by the types of bad actors involved in 2019’s $1.2 billion orthopedic brace fraud ring has new lessons HME providers should take a moment to understand.

Assessing and Addressing Your COVID-19 Risk

How do HME providers manage their COVID-19 risk and negate spread of infection? Accreditation expert Sandra Canally shares a truckload of specific, how-to tips for the storefront location, the warehouse and for deliveries out in the field.

DME Pharmacy Marketplace

A collection of new products and services available to pharmacies that carry DME.

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e-prescriptions

'To E or not to E'

Pharmacies have been handling e-prescriptions for some time, but the technology has reached the world of DME. How should DME pharmacies weigh the pros and cons?

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Business Solutions

Pulling Back the Curtain on Your Business

Providers are amassing reams of data that could help them better understand their business and how they fit in their markets. Now, analytics tools and services are helping make sense of that data — and produce results.

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Online Presence

Go Google Yourself!

Your pharmacy's marketing success may depend on taking control of your online presence — even if you didn't know you have one.

Problem Solvers

Achieving More Through Accreditation

Selecting the right accreditor is part of the equation, but new specialized accreditation services are also helping providers stand out from the crowd.

COVID-19 Protocols, Practices Quickly Emerging in HME Industry

Across the country, providers of varying care categories and business models are developing best practices and common protocols for sales, patient visits, deliveries, telehealth, referrals relations and operations, according to survey interviews.



Respiratory HMEs and COVID-19

President of national HME provider AdaptHealth joins the HME Business Podcast to discuss what kinds of changes his business is making to continue caring for oxygen patients during COVID-19, as well as the need for providers to convince Congress and CMS to protect patient access to oxygen equipment during COVID-19.

Taking Leadership During COVID-19

Cape Medical Supply's Gary Sheehan discusses how his HME provider business has prepared for COVID-19 in terms of staff protection, patient care, teleworking, management and operations.

David Kopf

Editor's Note

Coping With COVID-19

As the country stays at home and engages in social distancing, the HME industry starts shaping its response to a pandemic that threatens many vulnerable patient groups.

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Products & Technology

HME Hits a Hot Streak

Attendees of Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas will take in a motherlode of compelling products and services at the industry event.

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Business Solutions

DIY RCM for HME

Not every provider is at a point where they can outsource their revenue cycle management, but that doesn’t mean they can afford to skip RCM entirely. What tools do providers have on-hand to build their own RCM solutions?

AAHomecare Update Sneak Peek

More interactivity and a whole new format is in the works for AAHomecare’s Medtrade Spring Update. Association President and CEO Tom Ryan swings by the HME Business Podcast to share some details about what’s in store.

Retail Trailblazing in Texas

Faisal 'RJ' Poonawala of Spring Branch Medical Supply in Houston explains how his provider business expanded into retail and shares some important lessons he learned along the way.

David Kopf

Editor's Note

Take the Time to Get Involved

Providers need to carve out some time to urge lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and give relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

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Stand in the Gap

Your HME advocacy efforts on social media truly save lives. Here’s a story of how early Facebook advocacy efforts made meaningful impact.

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Where Do We Go from Here?

HME continues to secure policy wins, but what will the industry need to do to keep its advocacy momentum going in 2020?

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