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?
- By David Kopf
- Aug 19, 2021
As the delta variant of COVID-19 makes a greater and greater impact on American healthcare, post-acute care and HME providers are really starting to feel its presence, particularly on the supply side of the industry.
In the latest episode of the HME Business Podcast, Steve Ackerman, CEO of Spectrum Medical Supply, explains how just as the delta variant is starting to impact post-acute care, HME providers’ costs began ramping up, as well. Then he discusses what needs to be done to address the situation on a broader industry scale, as well as how providers can protect businesses in the meantime.
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In the previous episode, Jerry Dennany, Chief Technology Officer for Brightree, discusses the factors that have been driving the need for more remote security, the increasing number of healthcare data attacks, and how providers can take steps to secure their data both in terms of technology and business processes.
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David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.