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?

When it turned out that CMS’s mask mandates didn’t directly apply to the DME industry, a lot of providers heaved a sigh of relief. But maybe they breathed a little too easily.

In the latest episode of the HME Business Podcast, Sandy Canally, RN, founder and CEO of accrediting organization The Compliance Team, discusses how, while the agency didn’t directly include DMEPOS suppliers and DME pharmacies, those HME businesses might still need to comply with the guidelines if they want to keep doing business with certain referral partners.

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In the previous episode of the HME Business Podcast, John Medina, RRT, director of sales at CAIRE Inc., and David Lyman RRT, RRT-SDS, vice president of VGM Respiratory, discuss how Covid-19 has forced considerable changes for home oxygen care, and how the situation has evolved for oxygen and respiratory providers and the clinical care team as a whole.

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About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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